ambagious


ambagious
ambagious (adj.) 1650s, from Fr. ambagieux, from L. ambagiosus, from ambages "circuits, circumlocutions," from amb- "about" (see AMBI- (Cf. ambi-)) + agere "to drive" (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)).

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  • Ambagious — Am*ba gious, a. [L. ambagiosus.] Circumlocutory; circuitous. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambagious — index circuitous, devious, indirect, labyrinthine, sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ambagious — ambagiously, adv. ambagiousness, n. /am bay jeuhs/, adj. roundabout; circuitous: ambagious reasoning. [1650 60; < L ambagiosus, equiv. to ambagi (s. of ambages AMBAGES) + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambagious — adjective roundabout and unnecessarily wordy had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression A periphrastic study in a worn out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambagious — adjective /æmˈbeɪdʒəs/ a) Roundabout; vague. b) Indefinite …   Wiktionary

  • ambagious — a. 1. Tortuous, sinuous, serpentine, winding, devious. 2. Tortuous, indirect, evasive, full of subterfuges. 3. Round about, circumlocutory, circuitous, diffuse, disjointed, dull, tedious …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ambagious — am·ba·gious …   English syllables

  • circumlocutious — adjective roundabout and unnecessarily wordy had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression A periphrastic study in a worn out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With… …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumlocutory — adjective roundabout and unnecessarily wordy had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression A periphrastic study in a worn out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ambaginous — Am*bag i*nous, a. Ambagious. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English