periphrastic

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

Definition of periphrastic 

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by periphrasis

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

Other words from periphrastic

periphrastically \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-sti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of periphrastic

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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