digressive digressive

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of superficial relevance if any
  2. (adj) (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

Usage(s):

  1. Except for a few digressive scenes a solo sortie of personal vengeance, a conversation about what it all means that could easily be cut from the 2 hr.
  2. This, however, was typically digressive banter from Clerici, 72, and Tommasi, 68.
  3. Early seasons of Lost tended to get slack and digressive in the middle.

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  • "I do know that in the novel, I feel free to digress," Calisher told the Associated Press in 1998. "We had an old edition of Victor Hugo and you have no idea if you haven't read him recently how digressive Hugo is. He just feels he can...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Hortense Calisher Source: International Herald Tribune

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