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excursive

[ ik-skur-siv ]
/ ɪkˈskɜr sɪv /
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adjective

given to making excursions in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive.
of the nature of such excursions; rambling; desultory: excursive conversation.

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Origin of excursive

1665–75; <Latin excurs(us) (see excursus) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for excursive

excursive
/ (ɪkˈskɜːsɪv) /

adjective

tending to digress
involving detours; rambling

Derived forms of excursive

excursively, adverbexcursiveness, noun

Word Origin for excursive

C17: from Latin excursus, from excurrere to run forth
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