Discoursive
Discoursive Dis*cours"ive, a. [See {Discursive}.] 1. Reasoning; characterized by reasoning; passing from premises to consequences; discursive. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing dialogue or conversation; interlocutory. [1913 Webster]

The epic is everywhere interlaced with dialogue or discoursive scenes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Inclined to converse; conversable; communicative; as, a discoursive man. [R.] [1913 Webster]


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