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circumlocutory (comparative more circumlocutory, superlative most circumlocutory)

  1. Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic; verbose.
    The officials set to work in regular circumlocutory order. -Chambers's Journal.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for circumlocutory in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)