Circumlocution

Noun

Definitions

1) The use of many words when few would do

2) Evasive talk; roundabout expression

Synonyms

1) Pleonasm

2) Verbosity

3) Verbiage

Antonyms

1) Brevity

2) Concise

3) Succinct

Sentences

1) The man's descriptions were circumlocutory because he was trying to cover up the mistake he had made.

2) Circumlocution in things like encyclopedias makes it more difficult for the average reader to understand the text.

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