} Meaning of CIRCUMLOCUTION in a Sentence - Words In Sentences

Meaning of CIRCUMLOCUTION in a Sentence

Definition: the practice of using unnecessary words in order to be evasive

Part of Speech: Noun

Synonym(s): indirectness, verbiage

Antonym(s): conciseness, directness

Example Sentences:


1. During the press conference, the politician used circumlocution to avoid answering questions from the media.


2. The wealthy widow was fooled by the scam artist’s use of flattery and circumlocution.


3. To avoid answering the prosecutor’s questions, the defendant made use of circumlocution to make deceptive statements.

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