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discursive

discursive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discursive

Definition
(adj) proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
Synonyms : dianoetic

Definition
(adj) (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
Synonyms : digressive , excursive , rambling
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for discursive

Think of it as cursive writing which deviates from the central point.
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by chowdhury_amrita

dis(means NOT)+CURSIVE(MEANS NEAT AND CLEAR)...so anything which is not clear and neat, is said to be discursive.ex a discursive novel.
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by preetisoni2411

Cursive is flowing or running. Discursive is running or flowing away that is to wander away from the subject.
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by Angeltks

some1 who keeps going on an excursion...
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by 1.6k

DISCURSIVE=(DISCourage)ive or EXCURSIVE-->soomething which discourages us to read it because it is broad,lengthy,roundabout & away from the main point.
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by Saquib

dis + curve >>> this curve is DEVIATING from a straight line..
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by RajeshBorkar

DIS+CURSE ive: instead of being discussive, they are being DISCURSIVE, cursing one another that thie point is right
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by tanay

recursive = repeating the sake thing over and over...discursive = digressing from that thing
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by friendofafriend

someone giving 'discourse' wanders away from subject
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by csg123

discursive = dis (not) + cursive; not showing curtsy, i.e deviate from normal.
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by shaktipada

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