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circumlocution (n.)

"a roundabout way of speaking, studied indirection or evasiveness in speaking or writing," c. 1400, from Latin circumlocutionem (nominative circumlocutio) "a speaking around" (the topic), from circum "around, round about" (see circum-) + locutionem (nominative locutio) "a speaking," noun of action from past participle stem of loqui "to speak" (from PIE root *tolkw- "to speak"). A loan-translation of Greek periphrasis (see periphrasis). Related: Circumlocutionary.

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Definitions of circumlocution from WordNet

circumlocution (n.)
a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things;
Synonyms: periphrasis / ambage
circumlocution (n.)
an indirect way of expressing something;
Synonyms: indirect expression
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