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T. S. Eliot

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{adj: circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious} 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)



{adj: dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding} stubbornly unyielding
"dogged persistence"
"dour determination"
"the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"
"a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
"men tenacious of opinion"

{n: Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Stearns Eliot} British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)


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