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adjective as in oblique


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To come to the point, without any circumlocutory delay, I am a young man with aspirations far above my station in life.

It will require perhaps a little circumlocutory exposition to show this, but here it is.

Certainly I was born under Cancer, and all my movements are circumlocutory, sideways, and crab-like.

He hears real discussion; he learns to pick men for higher work; and saves many hours of circumlocutory writing.

It is only thus that we can become free—by a circumlocutory process of self-abnegation, self-sacrifice and self-annihilation.

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On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circumlocutory, such as: dull, lavish, long, loose, meandering, and rambling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.