The noun circumlocution means a way of saying or writing using more words instead of being clear or direct, especially something that is unpleasant.

Synonyms are euphemism, wordiness, verbiage, or prolixity.

The word origins from Latin circumlocutionem (1400) meaning “a speaking around” (the topic). It comes from circum meaning “around, round about” plus locutionem (nominative locutio) meaning “a speaking”, noun of action from past participle stem of loqui meaning “to speak”.

Sales people are usually experts in circumlocution.

Some people view circumlocution as a way in maintaining communication.

I try to be honest as possible to the point of using circumlocution.