discursive

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From Middle French discursif

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discursive (comparative more discursive, superlative most discursive)

  1. (of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      This means, at times, long and perhaps overly discursive discussions of other taxa.
  2. (philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

discursive f

  1. feminine form of discursif

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

discursive

  1. vocative masculine singular of discursivus