circumlocutionary


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Synonyms for circumlocutionary

characterized by repetition and excessive wordiness

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We follow his circumlocutionary directions around one stairway and through the saloon.
It is interesting to compare Dac's career with Chevalier's, since both are exemplary in their different ways, even if Dac's brand of parodic, circumlocutionary humour limited his celebrity to the French-speaking world (whereas Chevalier's ability to perform in English brought him international fame, Dac's punning aphorism that 'il vaut mieux passer heriter a la poste qu'a la posterite' illustrates his untranslatable obscurity for non-French speakers).
There is a reflexive accuracy to every utopia, the irreducible need to speak in a circumlocutionary equation for being neither term.