[ dih-gres, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈgrɛs, daɪ- /
verb (used without object)
to deviate or wander away from the main topic or purpose in speaking or writing; depart from the principal line of argument, plot, study, etc.
Archaic. to turn aside.
Words nearby digress
Origin of digress
OTHER WORDS FROM digressdi·gress·er, noundi·gress·ing·ly, adverbre·di·gress, verb (used without object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH digressdigress diverge
synonym study for digress
1. See deviate.
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British Dictionary definitions for digresser
/ (daɪˈɡrɛs) /
to depart from the main subject in speech or writing
to wander from one's path or main direction
Derived forms of digressdigresser, noun
Word Origin for digress
C16: from Latin dīgressus turned aside, from dīgredī, from dis- apart + gradī to go
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