digressive

[dih-gres-iv, dahy-]

adjective

tending to digress; departing from the main subject.

Nearby words

  1. digram,
  2. digraph,
  3. digraphic,
  4. digress,
  5. digression,
  6. digressively,
  7. digs,
  8. dihedral,
  9. dihedral angle,
  10. dihedral group

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

adjective

characterized by digression or tending to digress
Derived Formsdigressively, adverbdigressiveness, noun

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