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synonyms for discursively

  • circumlocutorily
  • diffusely
  • in a roundabout way
  • not immediately
  • periphrastically
  • secondhand

antonyms for discursively

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  • directly
  • immediately
  • primarily
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How to use discursively in a sentence

Here was a man who told her the history of his lifetime, not discursively, but in fragments dropped here and there.
GREY TOWNGERALD BALDWIN
Mr. Stocks, in a huge good humour, talked discursively of sport.
THE HALF-HEARTEDJOHN BUCHAN
Meredith extolled the intellect, which works discursively; Coleridge extolled the reason, which apprehends intuitively.
PERSONALITY IN LITERATUREROLFE ARNOLD SCOTT-JAMES
Being a living "reason" and a productive power, how could it fail discursively to consider what it contains?
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 2PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
Rambling on discursively, she struck upon an idea, too fraught with delightsome mischief not to urge her to immediate action.
JESSAMINEMARION HARLAND
Roland had soon unfolded his errand, less systematically and more discursively than he had done to Mr. Chillingworth.
ROLAND GRAEME: KNIGHTAGNES MAULE MACHAR
Don Alonso waved discursively a bit of sausage held between bread by tips of long grey fingers.
ROSINANTE TO THE ROAD AGAINJOHN DOS PASSOS
He heard the Hartwig family discursively lumbering up to bed.
THE INNOCENTSSINCLAIR LEWIS
Because one considers discursively only what he does not yet possess.
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 2PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
Philander, to ramble on incoherently; to write discursively and weakly.
THE SLANG DICTIONARYJOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCURSIVELY

  • circumlocutorily
  • diffusely
  • discursively
  • in a roundabout way
  • not immediately
  • periphrastically
  • secondhand
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.