1. discursive

adjective. ['dɪˈskɝːsɪv'] proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition.


  • dianoetic


  • unrelated
  • immediate

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Words that Rhyme with Discursive

  • subversive
  • dispersive
  • coercive

Example sentences of the word discursive

1. Adjective
The goal of a discursive essay is to present a balanced and objective examination of a subject.

Quotes containing the word discursive

1. [B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.
- Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

2. discursive

adjective. ['dɪˈskɝːsɪv'] (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects.


  • excursive
  • indirect
  • rambling


  • relevant
  • indirectness
  • straight
  • lineal