circumlocutious

adjective
roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
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had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression

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"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)
Similar to: ↑indirect
Derivationally related forms: ↑ambage (for: ↑ambagious), ↑periphrasis (for: ↑periphrastic), ↑circumlocution

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Etymology: circumlocution + -ous

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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