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

Origin of excursive

1665–75; < Latin excurs(us) (see excursus) + -ive
Related formsex·cur·sive·ly, adverbex·cur·sive·ness, nounhy·per·ex·cur·sive, adjectivehy·per·ex·cur·sive·ly, adverbhy·per·ex·cur·sive·ness, nounun·ex·cur·sive, adjectiveun·ex·cur·sive·ly, adverb
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tending to digress
involving detours; rambling
Derived Formsexcursively, adverbexcursiveness, noun

Word Origin for excursive

C17: from Latin excursus, from excurrere to run forth
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