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periphrastic

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Adjective
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per=i=phras=tic

CIDE DICTIONARY

periphrastica. [Gr. : cf. F. périphrastique.].
     Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory.  [1913 Webster]
Periphrastic conjugation (Gram.), a conjugation formed by the use of the simple verb with one or more auxiliaries.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

periphrastic, adj. Gram.
1 of or involving periphrasis.
2 (of a case, tense, etc.) formed by combination of words rather than by inflection (e.g. did go, of the people rather than went, the people' s).

Derivative
periphrastically adv.
Etymology
Gk periphrastikos (as PERIPHRASIS)

ROGET THESAURUS

periphrastic

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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