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digressive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digressive  \Di*gress"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  digressif.] 
  Departing  from  the  main  subject;  partaking  of  the  nature  of 
  digression.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digressive 
  adj  1:  of  superficial  relevance  if  any  "a  digressive  allusion  to 
  the  day  of  the  week";  "a  tangential  remark  [syn:  {tangential}] 
  2:  (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"  [syn:  {discursive},  {excursive},  {rambling}] 




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