Synonyms for circumlocution
- beating around the bush
- verbal evasion
Antonyms for circumlocution
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIRCUMLOCUTION
All this is true, but the Circumlocution Office went beyond it.
Sometimes, angry spirits attacked the Circumlocution Office.
The Barnacle family had for some time helped to administer the Circumlocution Office.
I am glad to see you again, and in a healthier place than the Circumlocution Office.'
You are the levers of the Circumlocution Office, and the rulers of men.
There was not the slightest flavour of the Circumlocution Office about their proceedings.
How different from the days when Dickens wrote his 'Circumlocution Office'!
There is no circumlocution nor ambiguity of expression here.
He defined the nature and crime of treason with elaboration and circumlocution.
Dick of the Syke was not to be beaten for lack of the logic of circumlocution.
c.1400, from Latin circumlocutionem (nominative circumlocutio) "a speaking around" (the topic), from circum- "around" (see circum-) + locutionem (nominative locutio) "a speaking," noun of action from past participle stem of loqui "to speak" (see locution). A loan-translation of Greek periphrasis (see periphrasis).