circumlocution

1) n. the use of many words when few will do, 2)evasive talk

synonyms: verbiage, diffuseness, diffusion

antonyms: candor, directness, forthrightness


sentences:

Michael felt guilty about eating all the food in the house, so he used circumlocution when Paul asked him where all the food went.

As a politician, the senator had no problem using circumlocution to make his responses sound honest

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Circumlocution