The use of circumlocution.
A mild, indirect, or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt, or offensive:
Roundabout, indirect ways of talking or doing things
(Rhetoric) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution.
The action or effect of a person or thing that winds
an indirect way of expressing something
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