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ambages

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am=ba=ges

CIDE DICTIONARY

ambagesn. pl. [L. (usually in pl.); pref. ambi-, amb- + agere to drive: cf. F. ambage.].
     A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.  [1913 Webster]
    "After many ambages, perspicuously define what this melancholy is."  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

ambages

anfractuosity, bypass, circuit, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, convolution, crinkle, crinkling, detour, deviation, deviousness, digression, excursion, flexuosity, flexuousness, indirection, intorsion, involution, meander, meandering, obliqueness, periphrase, periphrasis, rivulation, roundabout, roundabout way, roundaboutness, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slinkiness, snakiness, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, turning, twisting, undulation, wave, waving, winding

ROGET THESAURUS

ambages

Diffuseness

N diffuseness, amplification, dilating, verbosity, verbiage, cloud of words, copia verborum, flow of words, looseness, Polylogy, tautology, battology, perissology, pleonasm, exuberance, redundancy, thrice-told tale, prolixity, circumlocution, ambages, periphrase, periphrasis, roundabout phrases, episode, expletive, pennya-lining, richness, diffuse, profuse, wordy, verbose, largiloquent, copious, exuberant, pleonastic, lengthy, longsome, long-winded, longspun, long drawn out, spun out, protracted, prolix, prosing, maundering, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious, roundabout, digressive, discursive, excursive, loose, rambling episodic, flatulent, frothy, diffusely, at large, in extenso, about it and about it.

Circuit

N circuit, roundabout way, digression, detour, circumbendibus, ambages, loop, winding, zigzag, circuitous, indirect, roundabout, zigzag, backhanded, by a side wind, by an indirect course, in a roundabout way, from pillar to post.

Convolution

N convolution, winding, convolution, involution, circumvolution, wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity, sinuosity, sinuation, meandering, circuit, circumbendibus, twist, twirl, windings and turnings, ambages, torsion, inosculation, reticulation, rivulation, roughness, coil, roll, curl, buckle, spiral, helix, corkscrew, worm, volute, rundle, tendril, scollop, scallop, escalop, kink, ammonite, snakestone, serpent, eel, maze, labyrinth, knot, convoluted, winding, twisted, tortile, tortive, wavy, undated, undulatory, circling, snaky, snake-like, serpentine, serpent, anguill, vermiform, vermicular, mazy, tortuous, sinuous, flexuous, anfractuous, reclivate, rivulose, scolecoid, sigmoid, sigmoidal, spiriferous, spiroid, involved, intricate, complicated, perplexed, labyrinth, labyrinthic, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, peristaltic, daedalian, kinky, knotted, wreathy, frizzly, crepe, buckled, raveled, spiral, coiled, helical, cochleate, cochleous, screw-shaped, turbinated, turbiniform, in and out, round and round, a can of worms, Gordian knot.


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