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Definitions of circumlocute word

  • verb circumlocute to speak in a circuitous way 3
  • noun circumlocute To use circumlocution. 1

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Parts of speech for Circumlocute


circumlocute popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

circumlocute usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circumlocute

verb circumlocute

  • avert — If you avert something unpleasant, you prevent it from happening.
  • bypass — If you bypass someone or something that you would normally have to get involved with, you ignore them, often because you want to achieve something more quickly.
  • dodge — to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question.
  • shun — to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.
  • sidestep — to step to one side.

Antonyms for circumlocute

verb circumlocute

  • face — the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.
  • meet — greatest lower bound
  • allow — If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
  • help — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
  • permit — to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.

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