Circumocution

Natalie Hellner 4A

The use of many words when a few would do.

Evasive talk; roundabout expression

Part of Speech: noun

Synonyms:

1. Discursiveness

2. Verbosity

3. Periphrasis

Antonyms:

1. Directness

2. Straightforwardness

3. Terseness

Sentences:

1. Sarah often used circumlocution sentences to confuse her family and friends.

2. Doctors use circumlocution ways of describing illness to patients bit often they need to use simpler definitions.

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