Definition of Ambage

1. Noun. A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things.

Exact synonyms: Circumlocution, Periphrasis
Generic synonyms: Verboseness, Verbosity
Derivative terms: Ambagious, Circumlocutious, Periphrastic



Definition of Ambage

1. Noun. (context: especially in plural) ambiguity; circumlocution ¹

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Definition of Ambage

1. a winding path [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ambage

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Literary usage of Ambage

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1. Contributions to Latin Lexicography by Henry Nettleship (1889)
"161 variorum ambage viarum; Quint. 3. n. 23 haec autem brevior . . . via . . . neque ... 41 of the moon: multiformis haec ambage tor sit ingenia ..."

2. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"Another derivation suggested is that of ambage, a Latin word adopted into the English language temp. ... "Without any long Studie or tedious ambage. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"ambage. Circumlocution. From the Latin ambages. ... any long Studie or tedious ambage, make his frend sport, and anger his foe, and give a prettie tiip, ..."

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