Today's Word "circumlocution"

Use of many words to express an idea on

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circumlocution \sir-kuhm-loh-KYOO-shuhn\ (noun) - The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.

"It seemed that all of the new management team were fans of circumlocution, as they rarely said anything succinctly and clearly intended their memos to obfuscate and intimidate."


Circumlocution comes from Latin circumlocutio, circumlocution-, from circum, "around" + loquor, loqui, "to speak."


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