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beating around bush

  • as incircumlocution
  • as inprevaricate
  • as inpussyfoot
  • as inramble
  • as install
  • as inweasel
  • as inwelsh
  • as inhem and haw
  • as inelude
  • as inequivocate
  • as inevade
  • as inhedge
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Synonyms for beating around bush

noun indirect speech
  • diffuseness
  • discursiveness
  • euphemism
  • indirectness
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • gassiness
  • periphrase
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality

Antonyms for beating around bush

  • conciseness
  • directness
  • straightforwardness
  • terseness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.