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Synonyms for circumlocutory

roundabout and unnecessarily wordy

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Although Nixon never gave an answer to Frost lasting 23 minutes, as the play and the film both suggest, he did keep up a sustained and sometimes agonizingly Bill Clinton-like circumlocutory defense.
With the circumlocutory logic, the power of self-recognition is initiated by what Agamben calls "the anthropological machine," an optical machine "constructed of a series of mirrors in which man, looking at himself, sees his own image always already deformed in the features of an ape.
Despite their different theoretical constructions, these regulatory models are based on several common insights: first, sensitivity to the limits ofstate regulation, driven by a deep recognition of the problems of social complexity, normative multiplicity and epistemic scarcity; second, these models explore and develop circumlocutory forms of regulatory intervention, which are less demanding from an epistemic perspective in comparison to conventional regulatory formats.
This was seen not only in the way in which elder males closely guarded lore, but also the importance of circumlocutory or veiled (see A.
Slavitt's abandonment of the Latin is akin to his suppression of much of what Dante has to say about these spirits (such as their transcendence of the body) and his reduction of Dante's circumlocutory and exceedingly precise manner of speech.
The message can be carried out in a manner that is serious, gentle, kind, pompous, teasing, mocking, sarcastic, insulting, circumlocutory or precise.
Presumed to have died before completing the structure, he left only a set of manuscripts of inconsistent and circumlocutory narrative.
One of the official spokespersons of the party, Ravi Shankar Prasad did react in a circumlocutory manner claiming that many foreign journals had claimed that the Gandhi family had accounts in foreign banks and that the task force had merely taken note of it.
As the shadows lengthened for Edward Douglass White in the summer of 1921, the Newberry case fired his usually circumlocutory and doubting mind with a passionate eloquence and conviction.
Circumlocutory, the radiations from it will affect the human body resulting in various obscure diseases or defects.
Although the evidence for the circumlocutory narrative approach is sporadic in the Krebsgang story, its symbolic position at the beginning is consistent with the uncertainty and indirectness that begins each volume of Grass's Danzig trilogy.
The circumlocutory reasoning that Israel must control all borders because there is no effective Palestinian Authority and there is no effective Palestinian Authority because Israel controls the borders is ready for change.
Most lawyers prefer the use of complex, circumlocutory expressions in the language of law although their simpler equivalents are available.
decreased fluency, and circumlocutory speech with frequent word-finding
With his penchant for self-regarding cliches and a gift for the circumlocutory obscenity of Nazi speech, throughout his trial Eichmann performed the only version of himself he had in a darkly comic homage to linguistic idealism.