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synonyms for discursiveness

  • diffuseness
  • euphemism
  • indirectness
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • gassiness
  • periphrase
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality
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antonyms for discursiveness

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  • conciseness
  • directness
  • straightforwardness
  • terseness
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How to use discursiveness in a sentence

The war—which is a discursive battle right now, it’s a war of ideas mostly—is waged by people who feel that what’s good for the land is what’s good for people.
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON HOLDS OUT HOPE - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENLIZ GREENEOCTOBER 7, 2020NAUTILUS
Sterne's sentiment and discursiveness found several feeble imitators.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
In this discursiveness of intellect he more nearly resembled the Encyclopedists of the 18th century than the men of his own time.
GEORGE ELIOTMATHILDE BLIND
Even so slight a survey as this must show the astonishing discursiveness of Mr. Lewes's intellect.
GEORGE ELIOTMATHILDE BLIND
There was the same discursiveness in his talk as in his sermon, Harry thought; and the same uneasy restlessness of manner.
STORIES OF A WESTERN TOWNOCTAVE THANET
And this feeling harassed him, increasing the natural discursiveness and inconsequence of his speech.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
But the proverbial garrulity of old age would not be half so bad without its discursiveness.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOL. V, NO. XXV, JUNE, 1852VARIOUS
Two other stories were used by the speaker, about the length and discursiveness of his talk.
TOASTSWILLIAM PITTENGER
There is no faltering, no hesitation, no discursiveness; the arrow flies swiftly and fatally to the mark.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY , VOL. 5, NO. 6, JUNE, 1864VARIOUS
In point of style and general method of treating subjects, De Quincey's greatest faults are pedantry and discursiveness.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY , VOL. 5, NO. 6, JUNE, 1864VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCURSIVENESS

  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • diffuseness
  • discursiveness
  • euphemism
  • gassiness
  • indirectness
  • periphrase
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.