English to Filipino Meaning :: periphrastic

paikot-ikot na salita
Periphrastic :
paikot-ikot na salita
- paikot-ikot na salita

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Adjective(1) roundabout and unnecessarily wordy, or circumlocutory, `ambagious' is archaic

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(1) His prose is both compressed and periphrastic .(2) No one would claim that modern Japanese culture is one in which it is unnecessary to talk about the future, but Japanese has no future tense, not even a periphrastic one like English.(3) The translations by his champion Rufinus are often freer and more periphrastic than those of Jerome, in the interests of orthodoxy and of clarity.(4) As the lexicon expands, the clumsy but motivated compounds and periphrastic expressions disappear.(5) I spoke a little while ago about ÔÇÿdialogue across societiesÔÇÖ and, perhaps, you thought this was just a periphrastic way of invoking cross-cultural dialogue.(6) In journalism, short and clear is better than long and wordy; reporters generally don't have the space or time to reach for periphrastic phrasings when something more direct is available.(7) Labor is simply the complementary of leisure, and the two together are the periphrastic equivalent of life.(8) I'm not even going to pause to point and laugh at the absurd periphrastic present in the last line of the first verse.(9) Now, come back to the non-complementarity between the logophoric pronoun and the regular pronoun in, which is usually found in periphrastic logophoric constructions in African languages.(10) Most adverbs allow only periphrastic comparison (happily/more happily/most happily), but a few are suppletive: badly/worse/worst; well/better/best.
2. circuitous ::
hindi tuwiran
3. roundabout ::
hindi tuwiran
4. indirect ::
hindi tuwiran
5. tautological ::
7. prolix ::
mahabang talumpati
8. verbose ::
masyadong masalita
9. wordy ::
labis sa mga salita
10. long-winded ::
mahabang magsalita o sumulat
12. wandering ::
13. tortuous ::
14. diffuse ::
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