circumlocution

noun

1. the use of many words when few would do

2. evasive talk; roundabout expression


synonyms:

procrastination

avoidance

dilly-dally


antonyms:

precise

to the point

clear


Politicians are generally excellent at using circumlocution to avoid having to answer a question during a debate.


In filibusters, speakers use lots of circumlocution to waste time.

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Circumlocution