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Definition of circumlocution:

  1. The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.

Synonyms:

diffuseness, indirect expression, redundancy, periphrasis, verbal evasion, ambage, pleonasm, verbiage, wordiness, rambling, tediousness, surplusage, verbosity, prolixity, redundance, tautology.

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