periphrastic

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Indirect in naming an entity; circumlocutory

In writing, they deem it irreverent to express the Supreme Being in conversation they generally use a periphrastic epithet, such as the All-Good.

Characterized by periphrase or circumlocution

The daughter of the man” may be used as a periphrastic synonym for “the man’s daughter”.

Expressed in more words than are necessary

As poetry it does not measure up to Aasen; as translation it is periphrastic, arbitrary, not at all faithful.

{a} expressed in many words
Pertaining to circumlocution or to one who is wordy
{s} of indirect speech, of circumlocution
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)
Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory
formed by the use of function words or auxiliaries instead of by inflection In other words, stated in other words
Using a phrase with more words than necessary for a simple direct expression; tending to expression in a drawn out roundabout manner
periphrastic conjugation
conjugation formed by the use of the simple verb with one or more auxiliaries

The active periphrastic conjugation in Latin is formed by using the future active participle and the appropriate form of esse.''.

periphrastically
With circumlocution
periphrastic

    Silbentrennung

    pe·ri·phras·tic

    Aussprache

    Etymologie

    [ "per-&-'fras-tik ] (adjective.) 1805. From Ancient Greek περίφρασις (periphrasis).

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