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discursive

dis·cur·sive

discursive

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skuhr sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: ranging over numerous topics, esp. in an orderly or coherent way.
Her discursive essay on Chaucer covered many aspects of his writings.
antonyms:
concise, succinct
definition 2: proceeding by reason rather than intuition, as an argument or discourse.
synonyms:
deductive, ratiocinative
similar words:
Aristotelian, inductive, logical, rational, reasonable
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derivations: discursively (adv.), discursiveness (n.)