un periphrastically

periphrastic

[per-uh-fras-tik]
adjective
1.
circumlocutory; roundabout.
2.
Grammar. noting a construction of two or more words having the same syntactic function as an inflected word, as of Mr. Smith in the son of Mr. Smith, which is equivalent to Mr. Smith's in Mr. Smith's son.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Greek periphrastikós, derivative of periphrázein to use periphrasis. See peri-, phrase, -tic

periphrastically, adverb
unperiphrastic, adjective
unperiphrastically, adverb
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periphrastic (ˌpɛrɪˈfræstɪk)
 
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
 
peri'phrastically
 
adv

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