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excursive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excursive  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excursive 
  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"  [syn:  {digressive},  {discursive},  {rambling}] 




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