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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Roundabout and unnecessarily wordy.

Usage examples (33)
  • I almost said "periphrastic" -- ways of putting simple thoughts into words.
  • This is called the active periphrastic conjugation.
  • This is called the passive periphrastic conjugation.
  • -- Into what may the compound, or periphrastic, forms of the verb be resolved? for more
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