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circumlocution

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Synonyms for circumlocution

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 circumlocution

  • conciseness
  • directness
  • straightforwardness
  • terseness
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More words related to circumlocution

diffuseness

noun. wordiness
  • circumlocution
  • diffusion
  • long-windedness
  • prolixity
  • rambling
  • verbiage
  • verboseness
  • verbosity
  • wordage
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