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Dictionary Results for circumlocutory:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
circumlocutory
    adj 1: roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "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."-T.S.Eliot;
           (`ambagious' is archaic) [syn: circumlocutious,
           circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Circumlocutory \Cir`cum*loc"u*to*ry\, a.
   Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic. --Shenstone.
   [1913 Webster]

         The officials set to work in regular circumlocutory
         order.                                   --Chambers's
                                                  Journal.
   [1913 Webster]

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