Word of the day


discursive :
(adj.) [dis-cur”sive] 1. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.  “Discursive notices. – De Quincey.”  “The power he [Shakespeare] delights to show is not intense, but discursive . – Hazlitt.”  “A man rather tacit than discursive . – Carlyle.” 2. Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.  “Reason is her being, Discursive or intuitive. – Milton.” [Cf. F. discursif. See Discourse, and cf. Discoursive]
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