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periphrastic (adj.)

"having the character of or characterized by periphrasis," 1750, from French périphrastique and directly from Greek periphrastikos, from periphrazein "to speak in a roundabout way" (see periphrasis). Related: Periphrastical (1630s); periphrastically (1660s).

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Definitions of periphrastic from WordNet

periphrastic (adj.)
roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic);
Synonyms: circumlocutious / circumlocutory / ambagious
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