Circumlocution

Definition

1. The use of many words when few would do.
2. Evasive talk; roundabout expression.

Part of Speech

Noun

Synonyms

1. Ramble
2. Pleonasm
3. Wordiness

Antonyms

1. Directness
2. Straightforwardness
3.Terseness

Sentences

1. In order to avoid the cultural sensitivities of the Papua New Guinea natives in his class, the anthropologist resorted to euphemism and circumlocution when speaking about past cannibalism on the island.
2. Attorneys often resort to the use of circumlocution to give the illusion that the law is more complex than it actually is when speaking to a jury.
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