What does the word discursive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Passing from subject to subject; wandering.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Discursiveness.

Usage examples for discursive

  1. Probably it contained the substance of his thesis, which, like most papers of the time, must have been very wordy and discursive. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  2. I have heard Father Payne speak of them with admiration as never being discursive, and I gathered that the Vicar was a great admirer of Newman's sermons. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. Then, with that discursive tendency to which most minds are prone, we diverged to home and civilised lands, contrasting these with life in the wild- woods of the Great Nor'- west. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne