digressive(redirected from digressiveness)
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Related to digressiveness: aggressiveness
Characterized by digressions; rambling.
characterized by digression or tending to digress
di•gres•sive(dɪˈgrɛs ɪv, daɪ-)
tending to digress.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
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|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"