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rambling

[ram-bling] /ˈræm blɪŋ/
adjective
1.
aimlessly wandering.
2.
taking an irregular course; straggling:
a rambling brook.
3.
spread out irregularly in various directions:
a rambling mansion.
4.
straying from one subject to another; desultory:
a rambling novel.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; ramble + -ing2
Related forms
ramblingly, adverb
ramblingness, noun
unrambling, adjective
Synonyms
4. discursive.
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British Dictionary definitions for un rambling

rambling

/ˈræmblɪŋ/
adjective
1.
straggling or sprawling haphazardly; unplanned: a rambling old house
2.
(of speech or writing) lacking a coherent plan; diffuse and disconnected
3.
(of a plant, esp a rose) profusely climbing and straggling
4.
nomadic; wandering
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Word Origin and History for un rambling

rambling

adj.

1623, present participle adjective from ramble (v.).

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