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periphrastic

  

      adj  
1    employing or involving periphrasis  
2    expressed in two or more words rather than by an inflected form of one: used esp. of a tense of a verb where the alternative element is an auxiliary verb. For example, He does go and He will go involve periphrastic tenses  
  periphrastically      adv  
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periphrastic

  
  
circuitous, circumlocutory, pleonastic, prolix, roundabout, tautological, verbose, wordy  

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