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Meaning of EXCURSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'skursiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
 

EXCURSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: digressive, discursive, indirect, rambling
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*cur"sive\, a.
Prone to make excursions; wandering; roving; exploring; as,
an excursive fancy.

      The course of excursive . . . understandings. --I.
                                               Taylor.
-- {Ex*cur"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Ex*cur"sive*ness},, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberrant, aberrative, aimless, ambagious, backhand, backhanded, by the way, circuitous, circular, deflectional, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, divagational, divergent, episodic, errant, erratic, helical, indirect, labyrinthine, left-handed, loose, maundering, mazy, meandering, oblique, orbital, O-shaped, out-of-the-way, planetary, rambling, rotary, round, roundabout, roving, serpentine, shifting, side, sidelong, sinister, sinistral, snaky, spiral, stray, swerving, turning, twisting, undirected, vagrant, veering, wandering, winding, zigzag
 

 

 

 

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