Definitions for "Periphrastic"
Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory.
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 words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)
formed by the use of function words or auxiliaries instead of by inflection. In other words, stated in other words.