A fixed nomenclature is a beacon against repetition and discursiveness.
Yet this discursiveness is not so irrelevant to the handful of pages which follow.
In point of style and general method of treating subjects, De Quincey's greatest faults are pedantry and discursiveness.
Two other stories were used by the speaker, about the length and discursiveness of his talk.
The poem's discursiveness and large number of derived elements suggest a hasty composition.
The nature of my studies—and the pre kept me rigidly to the desk—offered little to the discursiveness of fancy.
Sterne's sentiment and discursiveness found several feeble imitators.
His works are full of graceful and suggestive thought, but occasionally suffer from length and discursiveness.
With the vigilance of a ratting terrier he watches for discursiveness, and pounces upon the offender at once.
There is no faltering, no hesitation, no discursiveness; the arrow flies swiftly and fatally to the mark.