Synonyms for Periphrasis:


intimate, imply, parry, skirt, convey, obliqueness, evade, get at, mince (your) words, hedge. circumlocution (noun)
evasion, ambiguity.
periphrasis (noun)
verbiage (noun)

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Other relevant words:
imply, hedge, obliqueness, parry, ambiguity, intimate, convey, evade, skirt, evasion.

Usage examples for periphrasis

  1. The metres and rhythm are studiously broken, varied, and irregular; the language has the utmost possible glow of colour as opposed to the cold correctness of classical poetry, the completest disdain of conventional periphrasis the boldest reliance on exotic terms and daring neologisms. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury