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Adjectives (6)

rambling, excursive, discursive, digressive
adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
dianoetic, discursive
adj. proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition

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roundabout, circuitous, devious
adj. deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
wandering, meandering, winding, rambling
adj. of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"

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adj. characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
adj. roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"
roundabout, circuitous
adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
adj. not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
adj. avoiding the issue; not straightforward: "an evasive statement"
adj. derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps; "a thirdhand report"
mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed
adj. hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed politician"
adj. logically deductive; "formal proof"
adj. based on exact thinking; "one's ratiocinative powers"
adj. consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"

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adj. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite"


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