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digressive (adj.)

"characterized by digressing," 1610s, from Latin digressivus, from digress-, past-participle stem of digredi "to deviate," from dis- "apart, aside" (see dis-) + gradi "to step, go" (from PIE root *ghredh- "to walk, go").

Origin and meaning of digressive

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Definitions of digressive

digressive (adj.)
of superficial relevance if any;
a digressive allusion to the day of the week
Synonyms: tangential
digressive (adj.)
(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
Synonyms: discursive / excursive / rambling
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