periphrastic

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adjective peri·phras·tic \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-stik\

Definition of periphrastic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by periphrasis

  2. 2 :  formed by the use of function words or auxiliaries instead of by inflection more fair is a periphrastic comparative

periphrastically

play \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of periphrastic

1776

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