[ dih-skur-siv ]
/ dɪˈskɜr sɪv /
passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition.
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Origin of discursive
OTHER WORDS FROM discursive
dis·cur·sive·ly, adverbdis·cur·sive·ness, nounnon·dis·cur·sive, adjectivenon·dis·cur·sive·ly, adverb
Words nearby discursive
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British Dictionary definitions for nondiscursive
/ (dɪˈskɜːsɪv) /
passing from one topic to another, usually in an unmethodical way; digressive
philosophy of or relating to knowledge obtained by reason and argument rather than intuitionCompare dianoetic
Derived forms of discursivediscursively, adverbdiscursiveness, noun
Word Origin for discursive
C16: from Medieval Latin discursīvus, from Late Latin discursus discourse
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