Circumlocution Synonyms and Antonyms

sûr'kəm-lō-kyo͝o'shən

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Synonyms for Circumlocution

Roundabout, indirect ways of talking or doing things
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The use of circumlocution.
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A mild, indirect, or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt, or offensive:
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(Rhetoric) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution.
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(Chiefly UK, New Zealand and Australia) A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
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Proficiency or fluency in the use of words.
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(US) The manner in which something is expressed in words;
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The action or effect of a person or thing that winds
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an indirect way of expressing something
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(Chiefly UK, Australia, New Zealand) The state of being unemployed because one's job is no longer necessary; the dismissal of such an employee; a layoff.
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Antonyms for Circumlocution

The property of being concise, succinctness.
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The state or quality of being direct.
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The state or quality of being straightforward.
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The characteristic of being terse.
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Words Related to Circumlocution

The excessive, often unnecessary, use of words in a sentence.
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Find another word for circumlocution. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for circumlocution, like: ambage, periphrasis, euphemism, conciseness, verbal evasion, rambling, wordiness, periphrase, roundabout, verbality and verbiage.