What is another word for rambling?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈamblɪŋ] (IPA)

Rambling can be defined as talking or writing in a disorganized and wandering manner. There are multiple synonyms for this word, including meandering, wandering, digressive, tangential, and circuitous. Meandering refers to a leisurely wandering which strays from the main point. Wandering suggests aimless movement or direction, while digressive refers to a discourse which moves away from the original topic. Tangential refers to a remark or idea that is only slightly related to the current discussion. Finally, circuitous implies a roundabout or indirect approach that takes longer than necessary. All in all, these synonyms for rambling indicate a lack of focus or clear, concise communication.

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What are the hypernyms for Rambling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for rambling?

Rambling refers to something that is lengthy, meandering, or disorganized. However, there are several antonyms that denote the opposite of rambling. First is the word concise, which refers to something that is brief and to the point. Another antonym for rambling is orderly, which denotes coherence, structure and organization. Perspicuous is also an antonym for rambling, implying clarity, coherency and lucidity. Furthermore, Flawless, a word suggesting perfection and an absence of errors, also provides a contrast to rambling. Lastly, we can also use the antonym pithy, which means something that concise but with an added sense of wit, humor, or insight.

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Usage examples for Rambling

Although Massingbred had followed this rambling and incoherent effort at explanation with considerable attention, it was only by the very concluding words that he was quite certain of having comprehended its meaning.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
It is not the commonplace, rambling, uncertain, and realistic question and answer of every-day life.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
The moans and the rambling indistinct words which broke from those feverish lips cut me to the heart; this is still his voice I thought, and these are, perhaps, the last words that he will ever speak to me.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Rambling

  • Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    Billy Madison
  • Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  • she survived. Peter survived, lived in each other, she being part, she was positive, of the trees at home; of the house there, ugly, rambling all to bits and pieces as it was; part of people she had never met; being laid out like a mist between the people she knew best, who lifted her on their branches as she had seen the trees lift the mist, but it spread ever so far, her life, herself.
    Virginia Woolf
  • I see you laugh, and rightly so. What is this silly old fool rambling on about? Good for you. Never respect years, only deeds.
    Tanith Lee
  • The house was a rambling affair. It had few windows, and such as there were did not open, were unbreakable and admitted no light.
    Brian Aldiss

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