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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for which, to say the truth, we have not the profoundest veneration--we shall here waive the privilege above contended for, and proceed to lay before the reader the reasons which have induced us to intersperse these several digressive essays in the course of this work.
It would be thrown aside as carelessly, whenever he should choose to earn his bread by some other equally digressive means.
Yet I don't expect to see anything on those pursuits, however brief and digressive, in the pages of AH.
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Translating the ancient term "poetics" as a practice of theory, Havercamp argues the products produced in the mode of poiesis are digressive in that they operate off track and resist the main stream of everyday prose.
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It sometimes seems that Mullaney is at his best when most digressive, and in this chapter, he is at his digressive best.
His playfulness is subversive in the tribute it pays to his materials, always adding new chapters to the extensive and appealingly digressive narrative he has been presenting.
The dreamlike retrospection of Jaber's digressive prose conveys his motifs--politics, war, identity, eroticism, romantic love, family ties, grief, sensuality, memory, imagination--by way of a narrator who complains that he can't express himself: "We fell in love, and my mind was running wild, making plans, and running wild some more when she told me (on the upper floor of a patisserie on Mono Street that's no longer there--she was eating ice cream and I was eating cake) that she couldn't see me anymore.
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In a rushing, endlessly digressive monologue, the reader experiences Victor's stream of consciousness as he conceives of his ideal female character, speculates about her background and future adventures -- then, in a sudden jolt, seems to recognize her in the form of an actual woman he encounters at an art exhibit.
In addition, employers receive to compensate initial underperformance of workers digressive configured wage subsidies.