excursive

adjective

ex·​cur·​sive ik-ˈskər-siv How to pronounce excursive (audio)
: constituting a digression : characterized by digression
excursively adverb
excursiveness noun

Examples of excursive in a Sentence

an excursive story line that some readers of Melville's novel find very rewarding

Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of excursive was in 1659

Dictionary Entries Near excursive

Cite this Entry

“Excursive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excursive. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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