follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

excursive

[ik-skur-siv] /ɪkˈskɜr sɪv/
adjective
1.
given to making excursions in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive.
2.
of the nature of such excursions; rambling; desultory:
excursive conversation.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin excurs(us) (see excursus) + -ive
Related forms
excursively, adverb
excursiveness, noun
hyperexcursive, adjective
hyperexcursively, adverb
hyperexcursiveness, noun
unexcursive, adjective
unexcursively, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hyperexcursive

excursive

/ɪkˈskɜːsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to digress
2.
involving detours; rambling
Derived Forms
excursively, adverb
excursiveness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin excursus, from excurrere to run forth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for excursive

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hyperexcursive

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends