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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of superficial relevance if any;
- Example: "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"
- Example: "a tangential remark"
[syn: digressive, tangential]

2. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects;
- Example: "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"
- Example: "a rambling discursive book"
- Example: "his excursive remarks"
- Example: "a rambling speech about this and that"
[syn: digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Digressive \Di*gress"ive\, a. [Cf. F. digressif.] Departing from the main subject; partaking of the nature of digression. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

digressive adj 1: of superficial relevance if any; "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark" [syn: digressive, tangential] 2: (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" [syn: digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "digressive": O-shaped, aberrant, aberrative, aimless, ambagious, backhand, backhanded, by the way, circuitous, circular, deflectional, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, discursive, divagational, divergent, episodic, errant, erratic, excursive, helical, indirect, labyrinthine, left-handed, loose, maundering, mazy, meandering, oblique, orbital, out-of-the-way, planetary, rambling, rotary, round, roundabout, roving, serpentine, shifting, side, sidelong, sinister, sinistral, snaky, spiral, stray, swerving, turning, twisting, undirected, vagrant, veering, wandering, winding, zigzag