Discursive

Definition of Discursive

Dis`cur´sive
a.1.Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.
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.

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