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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