Definition: the practice of using unnecessary words in order to be evasive
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): indirectness, verbiage
Antonym(s): conciseness, directness
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.