What is another word for Digressing?

497 synonyms found


[ da͡ɪɡɹˈɛsɪŋ], [ da‍ɪɡɹˈɛsɪŋ], [ d_aɪ_ɡ_ɹ_ˈɛ_s_ɪ_ŋ]

The term "digressing" means to move off the central theme or subject. Synonyms for "digressing" include straying, meandering, wandering, diverging, deviating, branching off, going off on a tangent. The word "straying" means to move away from the topic or subject. To "meander" means to take a winding or indirect path. "Wandering" refers to deviating from the point or subject. "Diverging" means to split or separate from the theme. "Deviating" means to depart from the subject, while "branching off" means to go off in a different direction. Lastly, "going off on a tangent" means to start discussing a different topic altogether.

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How to use "Digressing" in context?

Digressing is a habit of mind that can lead to happy accidents and productive thinking. We often take a quick detour when we get lost in our thoughts, but the benefits of this strange behavior can go beyond the simple escape route. According to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor emeritus Diane Ackerman, our brains are "digitally digressive" when we daydream, which provides stimulation and relief from boredom. When we're stuck, digging randomly into old memories or thoughts can lead us to new ideas or solutions. Additionally, Ackerman notes that our brains are quite good at piecing together seemingly unrelated thoughts when they have been introduced abruptly.

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