Origin of discursive
Examples from the Web for discursiveness
Yet this discursiveness is not so irrelevant to the handful of pages which follow.Notes on My Books|Joseph Conrad
In point of style and general method of treating subjects, De Quincey's greatest faults are pedantry and discursiveness.
There is no faltering, no hesitation, no discursiveness; the arrow flies swiftly and fatally to the mark.
The nature of my studies—and the Père kept me rigidly to the desk—offered little to the discursiveness of fancy.
With the vigilance of a ratting terrier he watches for discursiveness, and pounces upon the offender at once.England|Frank Fox
Word Origin for discursive
1590s, from Middle French discursif, from Medieval Latin discursivus, from Latin discursus "a running about" (see discourse). Related: Discursively.