circumlocution - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] formal 

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/ˌsɜː(r)kəmləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/
singularcircumlocution
pluralcircumlocutions
  1. the use of too many words to say something, especially in order to avoid saying something clearly

derived word

circumlocutory

 

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/ˌsɜːkəmˈlɒkjʊt(ə)ri/

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/ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːtəri/
adjective