Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: discursive
IPA transcription: [dɪsk'ɝsɪv]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling
    Meaning: (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"
  • Synonyms: dianoetic, discursive
    Meaning: proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
Usage examples
  • SADLY discursive as I have already been, I must still further entreat the reader's patience, as I am about to string together, without any attempt at order, a few odds and ends of things not hitherto mentioned, but which are either curious in themselves or peculiar to the Typees.