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    periphrastic

    periphrastic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word periphrastic

    Definition
    (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

PERIPHRASTIC can be related to peripheral,so a word having peripheral meaning is the INDIRECT meaning

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