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Definition of periphrastic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    periphrastic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌperɪˈfræstɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌperɪˈfræstɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1(specialist) using or connected with periphrasis (1) (= an indirect way of speaking or writing)
  2. 2(grammar) using separate words to express a grammatical (1) relationship, instead of verb endings, etc.