Synonyms for Circumlocution:


hedge, parry, get at, obliqueness, mince (your) words, skirt, evade, imply, convey, intimate. circumlocution (noun)
indirect expression, periphrasis.
indirect speech (noun)
periphrasis, verbal evasion.
periphrasis (noun)
rambling, verbal evasion.
speech (noun)
discussion, remark, chat, babbling, report, oration, debate, dialect, jabbering, chattering, elocution, oral communication, chitchat, dialog, speech, patter, vocalization, prattle, voice, locution, talking, allocution, speaking, recitation, spoken word.

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Other relevant words:
imply, intimate, skirt, evade, indirect expression, parry, verbal evasion, rambling, periphrasis, hedge, obliqueness, convey.

Usage examples for circumlocution

  1. It is true that the drinking of wine is forbidden by the tenets of their religion; but in respect of champagne, they understand how to evade this commandment by christening it by the harmless name of " sparkling lemonade," a circumlocution which of course did not in the slightest counteract its exhilarating effects. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  2. And Vance began without the smallest circumlocution – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  3. Then Jim, not without circumlocution and many hideous oaths, detailed in his hearer's willing ears the scheme he had in view. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville