n. 1. The use of many words when few would do.

2. Evasive talk; roundabout expression
Synonyms: verbosity, verbiage, redundancy

Antonyms: conciseness, directness, straightforwardness


Circumlocution is often referred to as "beating around the bush".

Many people basically just use circumlocution as a way to say something in an extended amount of words or sentences to get a single point across, much like this sentence.

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