Synonyms for Discursive:


digressive (adjective)
rambling (adjective)
excursive, digressive.
wordy (adjective)


chatty, economical, articulate, declamatory, clean, diffuse, conversational, circuitous, crisp. approach, parenthetical, parenthetic. rambling (noun)
verbose, desultory.

Other synonyms:

circuitous, declamatory, verbose, conversational, parenthetic, chatty. crisp, parenthetical, diffuse. articulate. clean. rambling
Other relevant words:
chatty, parenthetical, crisp, diffuse, parenthetic, articulate, desultory, verbose, declamatory, conversational, circuitous.

Usage examples for discursive

  1. But it was, rather, some earlier letters from the same hand- letters more familiar, intimate, and discursive that ultimately held the Rector's thoughts as he kept his watch. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. Thus his criticisms are often extremely discursive and some of his most valuable reflections on matters at first sight quite remote from the fine arts occur in these Salons. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. A discursive imagination was not one of her characteristics, or the danger of a marriage of which perfect frankness was not a condition might well have presented itself before her heart had become involved. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt