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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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Dictionary Results for discursive:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather
           than intuition [syn: dianoetic, discursive]
    2: (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main
       point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly
       digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among
       other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive
       remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that" [syn:
       digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Discursive \Dis*cur"sive\, a. [Cf. F. discursif. See
   Discourse, and cf. Discoursive.]
   1. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide
      field; roving; digressive; desultory. "Discursive
      notices." --De Quincey.
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            The power he [Shakespeare] delights to show is not
            intense, but discursive.              --Hazlitt.
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            A man rather tacit than discursive.   --Carlyle.
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   2. Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in
      reasoning; argumentative.
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            Reason is her being,
            Discursive or intuitive.              --Milton.
      -- Dis*cur"sive*ly, adv. -- Dis*cur"sive*ness, n.
      [1913 Webster]

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