Discursive Definition

dĭ-skûrsĭv
adjective
Wandering from one topic to another; skimming over many apparently unconnected subjects; rambling; desultory; digressive.
Webster's New World
Covering a wide field of subjects; rambling.
American Heritage
Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition.
Webster's New World

(of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Discursive

  • Medieval Latin discursīvus from Latin discursus running about discourse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French discursif

    From Wiktionary

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