(?), a. [Cf. F. discursif. See Discourse, and cf. Discoursive.] 1. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory. "Discursive notices." De Quincey.
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The power he [Shakespeare] delights to show is not intense, but discursive.
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A man rather tacit than discursive.
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2. Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.
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Reason is her being,
Discursive or intuitive.

-- Dis*cur"sive*ly, adv. -- Dis*cur"sive*ness, n.
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