- to wander; stray.
- to digress in speech.
Origin of divagate
Related Words for divagationdeviation, divergence, aside, excursus, divergency, diversion, parenthesis, excursion
Examples from the Web for divagation
Historical Examples of divagation
In his finest passages, as in his most trivial, he is at the mercy of the will-o'-the-wisp of divagation.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860
That ended the Russian divagation, and it had the effect of making the table-talk impersonal.A Romance in Transit
One would like to have Mr. Arnold's reply to this divagation on Don Quixote.Shelburne Essays, Third Series
Paul Elmer More
With such hints for divagation, let us resume our way down the river, henceforth navigable by barges and bridled by locks.Surrey
A.R. Hope Moncrieff
He had an unconquerable and sometimes very irritating habit of digression, of divagation, of aside.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)
- (intr) rare to digress or wander
Word Origin for divagate
1550s, noun of action from Latin divagatus, past participle of divagari (see divagate).