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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Discussing many different ideas, facts etc, without always having a clear purpose. Passing from one topic to another.

Usage examples (35)
  • She gave a discursive explanation that left them more confused.
  • Drawing on Ian Hacking's work, Haslanger has referred to this as "discursive" construction:
  • So it seems the adjective the NYT should have used was not "discursive" but "prevaricative".
  • There's no room for that kind of discursive, descriptive run-on on the Web, where for more
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