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Adjective: circumlocutory  ,sur-kum'ló-kyu,to-ree [N. Amer], ,sur-kum'ló-kyu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
    "had a preference for circumlocutory rather than forthright expression";
    - circumlocutious, periphrastic, ambagious [archaic]

See also: indirect

Encyclopedia: Circumlocutory