Excursive
Excursive Ex*cur"sive, a. Prone to make excursions; wandering; roving; exploring; as, an excursive fancy. [1913 Webster]

The course of excursive . . . understandings. --I. Taylor. -- {Ex*cur"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Ex*cur"sive*ness},, n. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • excursive — index circuitous, devious, indirect, labyrinthine, tangential Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excursive — [eks kʉr′siv] adj. rambling; desultory; digressive excursively adv. excursiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • excursive — excursively, adv. excursiveness, n. /ik skerr siv/, adj. 1. given to making excursions in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive. 2. of the nature of such excursions; rambling; desultory: excursive conversation. [1665 75; < L excurs(us)… …   Universalium

  • excursive — ex•cur•sive [[t]ɪkˈskɜr sɪv[/t]] adj. 1) given to making excursions in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive 2) of the nature of such excursions; rambling; desultory: excursive conversation[/ex] • Etymology: 1665–75 ex•cur′sive•ly, adv.… …   From formal English to slang

  • excursive — adjective Date: 1659 constituting a digression ; characterized by digression • excursively adverb • excursiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excursive — adjective Tending to digress …   Wiktionary

  • excursive — Synonyms and related words: O shaped, aberrant, aberrative, aimless, ambagious, backhand, backhanded, by the way, circuitous, circular, deflectional, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive …   Moby Thesaurus

  • excursive — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. discursive, digressive, rambling, desultory; see indirect , verbose . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by or given to digression: digressive, discursive, parenthetic, parenthetical, rambling, tangential. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • excursive — ex cur·sive || ɜːsɪv adj. of an excursion; wandering, rambling, moving from one thing to another, erratic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excursive — adjective formal tending to digress. Derivatives excursively adverb excursiveness noun Origin C17: from L. excurs , excurrere digress, run out …   English new terms dictionary

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