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periphrasis

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Noun
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pe=riph=ra=sis

CIDE DICTIONARY

periphrasisn. [L.].

OXFORD DICTIONARY

periphrasis, n. (pl. periphrases)
1 a roundabout way of speaking; circumlocution.
2 a roundabout phrase.

Etymology
L f. Gk f. periphrazo (as PERI-, phrazo declare)

ROGET THESAURUS

periphrasis

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.


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