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digressive

[ dih-gres-iv, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈgrɛs ɪv, daɪ- /
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adjective
tending to digress; departing from the main subject.
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Origin of digressive

From the Latin word dīgressīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See digress, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for digressive

digressive
/ (daɪˈɡrɛsɪv) /

adjective
characterized by digression or tending to digress

Derived forms of digressive

digressively, adverbdigressiveness, noun
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