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circumlocutory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of circumlocutory

  1. using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea the studio's statement that “the film's earnings did not live up to expectations” was a circumlocutory admission that the movie was a flop Synonyms of circumlocutory circuitous, wordy, diffuse, garrulous, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, prolix, rambling, verbose, windyWords Related to circumlocutory chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble; periphrastic; redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated; bombastic, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin)Near Antonyms of circumlocutory brief, short; aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious; compendious, summary; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, laconic, snippyAntonyms of circumlocutory compact, concise, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse


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