periphrasis - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] linguistics 

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/pəˈrɪfrəsɪs/
singularperiphrasis
pluralperiphrases
  1. the practice of expressing something in a more complicated indirect way than is necessary, or something that is expressed in this way

derived word

periphrastic

 

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/ˌperɪˈfræstɪk/
adjective