\pəɹɪfɹˈastɪk], \pəɹɪfɹˈastɪk], \p_ə_ɹ_ɪ_f_ɹ_ˈa_s_t_ɪ_k]\
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roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression"; "A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)
By Princeton University
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.