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circumlocution

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1 deliberate evasion in speech

  • rather than answering the question directly, he resorted to circumlocution, which made her suspect that he was hiding something
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2 the use of too many words to express an idea

  • your papers have to be five pages long, but thatʼs five pages of substance, not circumlocution
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