- the act of digressing.
- a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or writing.
Origin of digression
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Related Words for digressionfootnote, detour, difference, episode, incident, divergence, aside, excursus, note, diversion, variation, parenthesis, divagation, departure, wandering, excursion, drifting, deflection, apostrophe, rambling
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Historical Examples of digression
This, however, was not in a shy neighbourhood, and is a digression consequently.The Uncommercial Traveller
This is a digression from the main point, and yet it brings me to what I was going to say.'Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
But, to return again from this digression to the subject of sheep and wool.
Do not let us abuse the freedom of digression which we claim.
The other digression is the famous contrast of the lawyer and philosopher.
- an act or instance of digressing from a main subject in speech or writing