What is another word for discursive?

Pronunciation: [dɪskˈɜːsɪv] (IPA)

Discursive refers to a style of writing or speaking that digresses from the main topic and covers a broad range of ideas or subjects. Synonyms for discursive include rambling, long-winded, meandering, tangential, or circuitous. Other synonyms include verbose, wordy, prolix, loquacious, or convoluted. These words highlight the tendency of discursive writing to move away from the main point and veer off into other areas. Though discursive writing can be useful in exploring different perspectives, it can also lead to confusion and loss of focus. Therefore, it is best to balance discursiveness with clarity and focused analysis to achieve effective communication.

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What are the opposite words for discursive?

Discursive is defined as a manner of writing or speaking where the discussion is long and disjointed without a clear direction. Its antonyms are brief, concise, and pithy, which describe a manner of speaking or writing that is direct, precise, and to the point, without unnecessary explanations or elaboration. Another antonym of discursive is focused, which refers to a manner of writing or speaking with a defined purpose and a clear sense of direction. The word succinct is also an antonym of discursive, describing a manner of writing or speaking that is clear, brief and concise. These antonyms of discursive are related to precision, clarity, and organization in communication.

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Usage examples for Discursive

"Yes, it's quite ready, you know," she continued, in her blithe, discursive, happy-go-lucky fashion; "all quite ready; but she doesn't want it to go before the public until there has been a little talk about it, don't you understand?
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black
Mrs. Kybird after a moment's reflection admitted that he was right, and, the chain of memory being touched, waxed discursive about her own wedding and the somewhat exciting details which accompanied it.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete"
W.W. Jacobs
But the desultory, discursive, self-communing character seems to have been common to all of them; and it would be contrary to our evidence to speak of any single book as composed on a definite plan, or as treating of a special topic.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar

Famous quotes with Discursive

  • Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
    A. R. Ammons
  • Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed.
    John Fiske
  • When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.
    Juan Goytisolo
  • As represented by Mark Satin's (1978) movement-encompassing treatise, , the New Age movement is plural in its expressions of antagonism towards relations of subordination in the United States. It calls for a new revolutionary strategy appropriate for our time, and focuses its efforts on the discursive plane, at the level of consciousness. Its goal is a radical plural democracy, although it lacks specific criteria for the ideal world or ideal political work. And it rejects, explicitly, the working class as the primary agent of change, emphasizing instead plural struggles from diverse standpoints. This chapter argues that the New Age does not represent an adequate political response to the conditions of late capitalism. ... Satin is calling for therapeutic, self-oriented work within the democratic imaginary, a reworking of individual consciousness in place of public struggle. ... Satin does not call his enemy capitalism.
    Mark Satin
  • At the core of the Perennial Philosophy we find four fundamental doctrines. First: the phenomenal world of matter and of individualized consciousness — the world of things and animals and men and even gods — is the manifestation of a Divine Ground within which all partial realities have their being, and apart from which they would be non-existent. Second: human beings are capable not merely of knowing the Divine Ground by inference; they can also realize its existence by a direct intuition, superior to discursive reasoning. This immediate knowledge unites the knower with that which is known. Third: man possesses a double nature, a phenomenal ego and an eternal Self, which is the inner man, the spirit, the spark of divinity within the soul. It is possible for a man, if he so desires, to identify himself with the spirit and therefore with the Divine Ground, which is of the same or like nature with the spirit. Fourth: man’s life on earth has only one end and purpose: to identify himself with his eternal Self and so to come to unitive knowledge of the Divine Ground.
    Aldous Huxley

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