Circumlocution

Circumlocution: indirect speaking; a roundabout or indirect expression; use of superfluous words to express an idea.

If you are not willing to get right to the point, or if, for some reason, you need to soften the force of direct speech, you might use circumlocution.

Circumlocution comes from the two Latin words, circum (ring, circle, around, about) and loquor (I talk). If you are talking in circles, you are circumlocuting. (I just made that verb up.)