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Definition of "digressive" [di•gress•ive]

  • Characterized by digressions; rambling. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "digressive" in a sentence
  • "But that kind of digressive storytelling makes me wonder if "Mad Men" will ever truly be a crossover hit - something that rises above, say, 2 or 3 million viewers."
  • "These detours add depth to the narrative, but the sheer volume of digressive material becomes a distraction, and Ms. Stanton struggles to identify a clear thematic, intellectual or narrative arc in Mr. Avery's activities."
  • "The discussion is digressive and overly credulous of literary and semi-historical sources, while scanting archeology."