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adjective as in tending to depart from point

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Example Sentences

He is known to be difficult, because of his love of the Latinate, and his non-linear, digressive, even symphonic, narrative style.

It is in this incidental and digressive way that we get the description of the Gospel in i. 18-ii.

They were simply digressive, which was to be expected, as elation befogs one's "goal idea."

Several chapters, that seem digressive in an historical light, are to be defended by this consideration.

Isabel had not been so digressive and withholding as he had thought.

Instances might be multiplied of this humorous self-abandonment; but we are growing digressive.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to digressive, such as: excursive, rambling, and tangential.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.