Synonyms and Antonyms of rambling
1 passing from one topic to another <I listened patiently to Mrs. Parsifal's rambling reminiscences, though I had no idea who “Dorothy” and “the stepson” were> Synonyms desultory, digressional, digressionary, digressive, excursive, leaping, maundering, meandering, discursive, wanderingRelated Words circuitous, deviating, devious, indirect, roundaboutNear Antonyms coherent, consistent, logical; direct, focused (also focussed), straightforward, undeviating
2 using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea <the new minister gives rambling sermons that, if they have a point, are lost on the congregation, which invariably falls asleep> Synonyms circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, garrulous, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, prolix, wordy, verbose, windyRelated Words chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble; periphrastic; redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated; bombastic, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin)Near Antonyms brief, short; aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious; compendious, summary; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, laconic, snippyAntonyms compact, concise, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse
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