discoursive

adjective
dis·​cour·​sive | \ -sēv also -səv\

Definition of discoursive

1a obsolete : characterized by reason or reasoning : rational
b : argumentative, expository material quoted for critical, satirical, discoursive, … and scholarly purposes— Margaret Nicholson
2 obsolete : constituting or containing dialogue or discourse : conversational

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Other Words from discoursive

discoursively \ -​sə̇vlē , -​li \ adverb
discoursiveness \ -​sivnə̇s , -​sēv-​ also -​səv-​ \ noun, plural -es

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