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1‘the light of the moon was diffused by cloud’
spread, spread out, spread around, send out, scatter, disperse
disseminate, distribute, dispense, put about, circulate, communicate, impart, purvey, propagate, transmit, broadcast, promulgate
literary bruit abroad
1‘skylights give a diffuse illumination through the rooms’
spread out, diffused, scattered, dispersed, not concentrated
2‘Tania's narrative is rather diffuse’
verbose, wordy, prolix, long-winded, overlong, long-drawn-out, protracted, discursive, rambling, wandering, meandering, maundering, digressive, circuitous, roundabout, circumlocutory, periphrastic
informal windy, gassy
British informal waffling
rare pleonastic, circumlocutionary, ambagious, logorrhoeic
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