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Noun Concept
Categories: Figures of speech, Rhetoric
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circumlocution  indirect expression  ambage  Ambages  Amphilogism
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An indirect way of expressing something WordNet 3.0
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An indirect way of expressing something WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
Circumlocution is the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea. Wikipedia
Ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech Wikidata
A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. Wiktionary
Roundabout or indirect way of speaking. Wiktionary (translation)