Thesaurus

divagation

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of divagation

1 a departure from the subject under consideration
  • this may well appear to be a divagation at first, but I hope to establish the relevance

Synonyms for divagation

Words Related to divagation

2 a turning away from a course or standard
  • a self-consciously "literary" novel that represents a major divagation from traditional narrative

Synonyms for divagation

Words Related to divagation

Near Antonyms for divagation

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about divagation

Cite this Entry

“Divagation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/divagation. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on divagation

What made you want to look up divagation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!