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Definition of Circumlocution
CircumlocutionCircumlocution Cir`cum*lo*cu"tion, n. [L. circumlocutio, fr.
circumloqui, -locutus, to make use of circumlocution; circum
+ loqui to speak. See Loquacious.]
The use of many words to express an idea that might be
expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a
the plain Billingsgate way of calling names . . . would
save abundance of time lost by circumlocution. --Swift.
Circumlocution office, a term of ridicule for a
governmental office where business is delayed by passing
through the hands of different officials.
Meaning of Circumlocution from wikipedia
cir****duction, cir****volution, periphrasis, kenning
or ambage) is a phrase
that circles around
idea with multiple...
(Old Norse kenning
[cʰɛnːiŋɡ], Modern Icelandic
[cʰɛnːiŋk]) is a cir****locution
, an ambiguous
or roundabout figure
of speech, used instead
of an ordinary...
- Thinking portal
Antanaclasis, a related purposeful rhetorical device Cir****locution Etymological fallacy Evasion
of four terms False
- "She and I decided
to eat out."), often using
amphilogism, a form of cir****locution
(e.g. "The person
I was with and I decided
to go to the play"); using...
of the British
Treasury, in the form of his fictional
Office". In addition
(although intent usually
is connoted), and is accomplished
the subject), the use of jargon
- Jews on the council, which
is unobjectionable, the substitution
of a cir****locution
like Jewish people
of Jewish background
may in itself
- loanword; the harlequin
of the French
carnival, grotesquely dressed
up Cir****locution Office
– a name emplo**** by Charles
****ens in his serial novel
- Retrieved January
13, 2015. Friedman, Nancy
(2015-02-16). "The Winding Cir****locutions
of Schitt's Cr**** Reviews". Slate
suit. Coulter rejects
"the academic convention
", and is claimed
to play to misogyny
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