TIL: periphrastic

periphrasis • \puh-RIFF-ruh-sis\ • noun
1 : use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression
2 : an instance of periphrasis
“There are countless passages of asinine periphrasis: ‘The accelerant enzymes her image infuses in Bob create a chemical cocktail he can only counter with self-preservational condescension.’ As these examples suggest, the book is only intermittently comprehensible.” — James Marriott, The Times (London), 7 Apr. 2018
“Literary translation is challenging, and tends to work best when the translator has recourse to the amplifying and telescoping powers of periphrasis, poetic license, and, if it comes to it, a discreet footnote here or there. Few of these tools are at the disposal of the cinematic translator.” — Elias Muhanna, The New Yorker, 30 May 2014

I need this on a T-shirt and visible at all times.

Be nice with what you write.