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Adjective: periphrastic  ,pe-ru'fra-stik
  1. Roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
    "had a preference for periphrastic rather than forthright expression"; "A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings.";
    - circumlocutious, circumlocutory, ambagious [archaic]

See also: indirect

Encyclopedia: Periphrastic