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periphrasis

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  1. the use of too many words to express an idea congressional hearings into the Watergate scandal were marked by an orgy of periphrasis, the expression “at this point in time” being a memorable example Synonyms circumlocution, diffuseness, diffusion, garrulity, garrulousness, logorrhea, long-windedness, verbiage, prolixity, redundancy, verbalism, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordage, wordinessRelated Words circuitousness, circularity, digressiveness; pleonasm, tautology; reiteration, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness; embellishment, embroidering, exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatementNear Antonyms brevity, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, succinctness, terseness

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