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What is another word for circumlocution?

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The excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision
“Other common strategies used to save face for others include the use of circumlocution and equivocation when criticism of another's performance is unavoidable.”
Evasiveness in speech, talk or writing
“The politician's speech was filled with circumlocution, as he skillfully dodged answering any direct questions.”
The quality of being vague or ambiguous in meaning
A nicer word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt
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