As adjectives the difference between discursive and circuitous
is that discursive
is (of speech or writing) tending to digress from the main point; rambling while circuitous
is not direct or to the point.
(of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
(philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
- This means, at times, long and perhaps overly discursive discussions of other taxa.
Not direct or to the point.
Of a long and winding route.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous
route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others not less disturbing.}}
* (not direct): indirect
* (of a winding route): roundabout