excursive

excursive

[ik-skur-siv]
adjective
1.
given to making excursions in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive.
2.
of the nature of such excursions; rambling; desultory: excursive conversation.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin excurs(us) (see excursus) + -ive

excursively, adverb
excursiveness, noun
hyperexcursive, adjective
hyperexcursively, adverb
hyperexcursiveness, noun
unexcursive, adjective
unexcursively, adverb
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excursive (ɪkˈskɜːsɪv)
 
adj
1.  tending to digress
2.  involving detours; rambling
 
[C17: from Latin excursus, from excurrere to run forth]
 
ex'cursively
 
adv
 
ex'cursiveness
 
n

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