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dis·cur·sive

 (dĭ-skûr′sĭv)
adj.
1. Covering a wide field of subjects; rambling.
2. Proceeding to a conclusion through reason rather than intuition.

[Medieval Latin discursīvus, from Latin discursus, running about; see discourse.]

dis·cur′sive·ly adv.
dis·cur′sive·ness n.
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discursive

(dɪˈskɜːsɪv)
adj
1. passing from one topic to another, usually in an unmethodical way; digressive
2. (Philosophy) philosophy of or relating to knowledge obtained by reason and argument rather than intuition. Compare dianoetic
[C16: from Medieval Latin discursīvus, from Late Latin discursus discourse]
disˈcursively adv
disˈcursiveness n
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dis•cur•sive

(dɪˈskɜr sɪv)

adj.
1. passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
2. proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin discursīvus. See discourse, -ive]
dis•cur′sive•ly, adv.
dis•cur′sive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discursive - proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
2.discursive - (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"
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discursive

adjective digressive, loose, rambling, roundabout, diffuse, meandering, desultory, long-winded, circuitous, prolix The book is characterized by a reflective, discursive style.
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discursive

adjective
Marked by or given to digression:
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Translations

discursive

[dɪsˈkɜːsɪv] ADJdivagador, prolijo (Ling, Philos) → discursivo
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discursive

[dɪˈskɜːrsɪv] adj [writing, style] → discursif/ive
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discursive

adj
styleweitschweifig
(Philos) → diskursiv
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