ambagious

ambagious

[am-bey-juhs]
adjective
roundabout; circuitous: ambagious reasoning.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin ambāgiōsus, equivalent to ambāgi- (stem of ambāgēs ambages) + -ōsus -ous

ambagiously, adverb
ambagiousness, noun
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ambagious

adjective
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) [syn: circumlocutious
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