Dis*cur"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. discursif. See Discourse, and cf. Discoursive.]
Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.
The power he [Shakespeare] delights to show is not intense, but discursive.
A man rather tacit than discursive.
Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.
Reason is her being,
Discursive or intuitive.
-- Dis*cur"sive*ly, adv. -- Dis*cur"sive*ness, n.
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