Using many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive; long-winded: he has a meandering, circumlocutory speaking style
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- Breakfast rooms across India display a vista of glazed eyes ploughing wearily through the turgid, circumlocutory language of the morning papers.
- After 20 years in the Senate, he has developed a meandering, circumlocutory speaking style.
- Other television station announcers had been less circumlocutory in declaring the result.
Words that rhyme with circumlocutorybijouterie, charcuterie
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