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Definition of discursive:

  1. ( of e. g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; " amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; " a rambling discursive book"; " his excursive remarks"; " a rambling speech about this and that"
  2. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.
  3. Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.

Synonyms:

dianoetic, conversational, tangential, leaping, desultory, digressional, dianoetic, circuitous, crisp, digressive, chatty, diffuse, indirect, digressive, verbose, sprawling, excursive, logical, parenthetical, declamatory, digressionary, winding, maundering, rambling, clean, approach, straggly, meandering, parenthetic, economical, wandering, articulate, straggling.

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