[dih-gres-iv, dahy-]


tending to digress; departing from the main subject.

Origin of digressive

From the Latin word dīgressīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See digress, -ive
Related formsdi·gres·sive·ly, adverbdi·gres·sive·ness, nounun·di·gres·sive, adjectiveun·di·gres·sive·ly, adverbun·di·gres·sive·ness, noun
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excursive, rambling, tangential

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British Dictionary definitions for digressive



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