digressive


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di·gres·sive

 (dī-grĕs′ĭv, dĭ-)
adj.
Characterized by digressions; rambling.

di·gres′sive·ly adv.
di·gres′sive·ness n.

digressive

(daɪˈɡrɛsɪv)
adj
characterized by digression or tending to digress
diˈgressively adv
diˈgressiveness n

di•gres•sive

(dɪˈgrɛs ɪv, daɪ-)

adj.
tending to digress.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
di•gres′sive•ly, adv.
di•gres′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.digressive - of superficial relevance if any; "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark"
irrelevant - having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations"
2.digressive - (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"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"

digressive

adjective
Marked by or given to digression:
Translations
csapongóelkalandozó

digressive

[daɪˈgresɪv] ADJque se aparta del tema principal

digressive

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It would be thrown aside as carelessly, whenever he should choose to earn his bread by some other equally digressive means.
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Throughout the day Mahfouz repeatedly accused Scott of manipulating his statements while Scott grew frustrated by Mahfouz's lengthy and often digressive answers.
The book is smart, witty, conversational, digressive, and anecdote-driven.
Verhaeghe locates his analysis of neoliberalism's impact on our identities within an accessibly written historical discussion of the philosophical and social scientific debates concerning the nature of identity--though this discussion is so wide-ranging as to appear, at times, digressive in relation to the book's declared subject-matter.
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These digressive moments in the film are always interrupted by a welcome action sequence and there are some truly spectacular moments in this film.
Though Saramago's novel is crammed with such obligatory paraphernalia of modernist fiction as authorial interventions, shifts in tense and voice, and digressive metaphysical musings, the tale it tells is pretty straightforward: A history teacher, depressed, divorced, and wary of remarrying, spots his double, a struggling actor of bit parts, in a video loaned by a colleague.