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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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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

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Synonyms of rambling (Entry 2 of 3)


present participle of ramble

Synonyms of rambling (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point
  • the teenagers sat around the pizza parlor, rambling on about dating, homework, movies, and the local football team

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2 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • by tirelessly rambling around San Francisco for a week we probably saw more of it than many residents ever have

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3 to travel by foot for exercise or pleasure
  • we're planning to ramble all over the highland moors when we're in Dartmoor

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The first known use of rambling was circa 1609

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“Rambling.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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