Definition of digressive
: characterized by digressions a digressive talk
Examples of digressive in a Sentence
a digressive lecture on current events around the world
Recent Examples of digressive from the Web
The reveal of Diane, which happened in the previous week’s episode, initially felt like a similar piece of digressive nostalgia mining.
The novel explores the mysteries in a wandering, digressive sort of way, as if to recreate the brain-fog that grips the city in its baffling 20 days.
People critical of President Trump say that his fragmented and digressive language is strategic, is used to distract us and keep us off balance.
An innocent, language-intoxicated teenager, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives at Harvard in the ’90s to pursue love and (especially) literature in Batuman’s hefty, gorgeous digressive slab of a novel.
Kipnis’s conversational style is digressive and assured.
Morris answers his more lively and particular commenters at length, weaving together the comments and annotating them in a loopy, digressive, but rigorous way that a friend, writer Ron Rosenbaum, has identified as an entirely new form of essay.
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