(comparative more periphrastically, superlative most periphrastically)
- With circumlocution.
Variant of periphrastic
- of, like, or expressed in periphrasis
- Gram. formed with a particle or an auxiliary verb instead of by inflection (Ex.: the phrase did sing used for the inflected form sang)
Origin of periphrasticMedieval Latin periphrasticus ; from Classical Greek periphrastikos