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excursive Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    digressive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

Ex*cur"sive adjective
  1. Prone to make excursions; wandering; roving; exploring; as, an excursive fancy.
    The course of excursive . . . understandings. I. Taylor.
    -- Ex*cur"sive*ly, adv. -- Ex*cur"sive*ness, , n.

Webster 1913