Definition of digressiveness in English:



  • See digressive

    • ‘Yet even discounting the frequent abstractness and digressiveness of his writing style, he remains a somewhat elusive thinker.’
    • ‘For all his digressiveness, he constantly selects and shapes, for he ever desires to maintain control over the emotions that he provokes in his reader.’
    • ‘It appears to be a specially successful job considering the verbosity and digressiveness of the novel of this writer who, though often brilliant, writes in a highly disorderly way.’
    • ‘He tore into his guitar solos with a ferocity that seemed to forget the previous two years of druggy digressiveness.’
    • ‘Works such as Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy made digressiveness itself a part of the satire.’