Discursive vs Circuitous - What's the difference?

discursive | circuitous |


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.

discursive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
  • *
  • This means, at times, long and perhaps overly discursive discussions of other taxa.
  • (philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
  • Derived terms

    * counterdiscursive

    See also

    * discourse ----

    circuitous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not direct or to the point.
  • Of a long and winding route.
  • *
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    Synonyms

    * (not direct): indirect * (of a winding route): roundabout