Translation of circumlocution in Spanish:

circumlocution

circunloquio, n.

Pronunciation /ˌsəːkəmləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n//ˌsərkəmˌləˈkjuʃ(ə)n/

noun

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    circunloquio masculine
    Linguistics circunlocución feminine
    • Other common strategies used to save face for others include the use of circumlocution and equivocation when criticism of another's performance is unavoidable.
    • He produced yet another quite captivating display of loquacious circumlocution as he tackled questions from the press about the way he has run the team recently.
    • In Wales, the leadership of Plaid Cymru was always a bit bashful about independence, resorting to circumlocutions like ‘full national status’.
    • A certain kind of Briton prefers circumlocution and euphemism for even everyday speech: ‘I wonder if I could trouble you for a glass of water?’
    • Alas, for every valuable insight which emerges, we find a greater proportion of heady rhetoric and circumlocution.
    • No more circumlocution - just tell us, straight out: what are we supposed to do?
    • The company has dispensed with traditional legal circumlocution with its latest court filings against its rival.
    • There was a good deal of rhetoric, circumlocution and imprecision in language.
    • Despite the circumlocution used, the parties all appeared to understand one another.
    • He is witty, he puns, and sometimes he employs the polysyllabic circumlocution of the nineteenth-century humorists.
    • In order to refer to that activity, it is necessary to engage in circumlocution or periphrasis.
    • Her style can only be described as hectoring, irritating and occasionally maddening in its circumlocution.
    • Americans, in particular the US military-industrial complex, are masters of jargon and circumlocution, but they can't be blamed for everything.
    • Pidgins may compensate for lack of vocabulary through circumlocution.
    • He has wisely retained many Marathi words in the text, thus avoiding plodding English circumlocutions such as ‘flat millet bread’ for bhakri.
    • Large bureaucracies seem to inherently foster a culture that favours circumlocution, jargon and euphemism.
    • O'Neill, despite his apparent affability and a tendency to circumlocution, is a tough little nut.
    • The Navajo language is complex, and through circumlocution the Code Talkers made it even more so.
    • The replies I got were pure circumlocution and double talk, nowadays referred to as spin.
    • Everyday language uses a number of euphemisms, including polite formulas, circumlocutions, allusions, and stock phrases.