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periphrastic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word periphrastic

(adj) roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
Example Sentence
  • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
  • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings.

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for periphrastic

Peri- Phrase (round about phrase) not straight approach
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PERIPHRASTIC can be related to peripheral,so a word having peripheral meaning is the INDIRECT meaning
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