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n. - An indirect way of expressing something; A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things.

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Usage examples (34)
  • It was a modest circumlocution used to avoid the use of " I " which might have seemed arrogant.
  • It comes to the same thing, no doubt, but the circumlocution is significant.
  • A library should never be a circumlocution office.
  • The circumlocution of this woman almost ran me mad!
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