rambling

[ ram-bling ]
/ ˈræm blɪŋ /

adjective

aimlessly wandering.
taking an irregular course; straggling: a rambling brook.
spread out irregularly in various directions: a rambling mansion.
straying from one subject to another; desultory: a rambling novel.

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Origin of rambling

First recorded in 1615–25; ramble + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM rambling

ram·bling·ly, adverbram·bling·ness, nounun·ram·bling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rambling

rambling
/ (ˈræmblɪŋ) /

adjective

straggling or sprawling haphazardly; unplanneda rambling old house
(of speech or writing) lacking a coherent plan; diffuse and disconnected
(of a plant, esp a rose) profusely climbing and straggling
nomadic; wandering
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