indirect expression

noun
an indirect way of expressing something
Syn: ↑circumlocution
Derivationally related forms: ↑circumlocutious (for: ↑circumlocution)
Hypernyms: ↑evasion, ↑equivocation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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