disquisition disquisition

Definition(s):

  • (n) an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

Usage(s):

  1. Obama wanders into a casual disquisition about the sluggish nature of democracy.
  2. At root, Obama's message is one of individual responsibility, a disquisition on the freedom of American youth to fail or succeed on their own tenacity and merits:.
  3. So you get a lecture on the toxic properties of the black mamba snake and a disquisition on the psychological duality of Superman.

News

  • A hodgepodge of a column

    A second look at a recent column, a vacation note and a lengthy disquisition on a topic of keen interest to some        
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. One December day in 1817, John Keats wrote to his brother the following: "I had not a dispute but a disquisition: on various subjects; several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement...
    on Nov 27, 2009 By: John Keats Source: GC Advocate

  2. As Mohammed continued questioning Kohlmann, in what the Washington Post described as a "sometimes rambling disquisition," he was "frequently unsatisfied," as Josh Meyer described it in the Los Angeles Times, "and hit Kohlmann with a barrage...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: George Washington Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. Roberts warns that her book is not meant to be "a disquisition on 18th-century life," and that by definition the women she highlights led distinctly "elite" lives.
    on May 9, 2004 By: Cokie Roberts Source: Boston Globe (registration)

Word of the Day
ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /