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circumlocutory

See definition of circumlocutory on Dictionary.com
  • as indiffuse
  • as inindirect
  • as inoblique
  • as inroundabout
  • as inverbose

synonyms for circumlocutory

  • dull
  • lavish
  • long
  • loose
  • meandering
  • rambling
  • waffling
  • copious
  • diffusive
  • digressive
  • discursive
  • exuberant
  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • palaverous
  • profuse
  • prolix
  • random
  • redundant
  • vague
  • verbose
  • windy

antonyms for circumlocutory

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  • clear
  • abbreviated
  • abridged
  • brief
  • compact
  • compressed
  • concentrated
  • confined
  • limited
  • restricted
  • short
  • succinct
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How to use circumlocutory in a sentence

To come to the point, without any circumlocutory delay, I am a young man with aspirations far above my station in life.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
It will require perhaps a little circumlocutory exposition to show this, but here it is.
THE BOOK-HUNTERJOHN HILL BURTON
Certainly I was born under Cancer, and all my movements are circumlocutory, sideways, and crab-like.
THE CAXTONS, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
He hears real discussion; he learns to pick men for higher work; and saves many hours of circumlocutory writing.
HUMAN NATURE IN POLITICSGRAHAM WALLAS
It is only thus that we can become free—by a circumlocutory process of self-abnegation, self-sacrifice and self-annihilation.
DISCOURSES OF KEIDANSKYBERNARD G. RICHARDS
Certainly I was born under the Cancer, and all my movements are circumlocutory, sideways, and crab-like.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 65, NO. 402, APRIL, 1849VARIOUS
Allusions were made to it in a circumlocutory style: "The place you know—a certain street—at the bottom of the Bridges."
SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION, VOLUME IIGUSTAVE FLAUBERT
The practice thus forced upon one in employing a Chinese servant is useful in preventing a circumlocutory habit of speech.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE, NO. 23, FEBRUARY, 1873, VOL. XI. NO. 23.VARIOUS
Another lot sneered at this circumlocutory and unsatisfactory process of argument.
SECRET SERVICE OR RECOLLECTIONS OF A CITY DETECTIVEANDREW FORRESTER
Herbert has a circumlocutory manner over the phone which irritates me.
SIGHT UNSEENMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CIRCUMLOCUTORY

  • circumlocutory
  • copious
  • diffusive
  • digressive
  • discursive
  • dull
  • exuberant
  • lavish
  • lengthy
  • long
  • long-winded
  • loose
  • meandering
  • palaverous
  • profuse
  • prolix
  • rambling
  • random
  • redundant
  • vague
  • verbose
  • waffling
  • windy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.