1. [syn: digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Excursive \Ex*cur"sive\, a.
Prone to make excursions; wandering; roving; exploring; as,
an excursive fancy.
The course of excursive . . . understandings. --I.
-- Ex*cur"sive*ly, adv. -- Ex*cur"sive*ness,, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 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" [syn: digressive, discursive, excursive,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "excursive":
O-shaped, aberrant, aberrative, aimless, ambagious, backhand,
backhanded, by the way, circuitous, circular, deflectional,
departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory,
devious, digressive, discursive, divagational, divergent, episodic,
errant, erratic, 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