Discursive vs Cursory - What's the difference?

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Discursive is a related term of cursory.


As adjectives the difference between discursive and cursory

is that discursive is (of speech or writing) tending to digress from the main point; rambling while cursory is hasty; superficial; careless.

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 ----

    cursory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • hasty; superficial; careless
  • Most junk mail requires only a cursory glance.
  • (obsolete) Running about; not stationary.
  • Derived terms

    * cursorily * cursoriness

    See also

    * cursor