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Meaning of CIRCUMLOCUTORY

Pronunciation:  `surkum'lâkyu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression"; "A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)
 

CIRCUMLOCUTORY is a 14 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: ambagious, circumlocutious, indirect, periphrastic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`cum*loc"u*to*ry\, a.
Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic. --Shenstone.

      The officials set to work in regular circumlocutory
      order.                                   --Chambers's
                                               Journal.

 

 

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