Discursive vs Discoursive - What's the difference?

discursive | discoursive |


As adjectives the difference between discursive and discoursive

is that discursive is (of speech or writing) tending to digress from the main point; rambling while discoursive is of or pertaining to discourse or reasoning.

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 ----

    discoursive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of or pertaining to discourse or reasoning
  • * Dryden
  • The epic is everywhere interlaced with dialogue or discoursive scenes.
  • discursive