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See definition of periphrase on Dictionary.com
  • as incircumlocution
  • as inverbiage

synonyms for periphrase

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

antonyms for periphrase

MOST RELEVANT
  • conciseness
  • directness
  • straightforwardness
  • terseness
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How to use periphrase in a sentence

The words inclined to think seems a periphrase for secret infidelity.
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WORDS RELATED TO PERIPHRASE

  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • diffuseness
  • discursiveness
  • euphemism
  • gassiness
  • indirectness
  • periphrase
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.