discursive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discursive
Think of it as cursive writing which deviates from the central point.
dis(means NOT)+CURSIVE(MEANS NEAT AND CLEAR)...so anything which is not clear and neat, is said to be discursive.ex a discursive novel.
Cursive is flowing or running. Discursive is running or flowing away that is to wander away from the subject.
some1 who keeps going on an excursion...
DISCURSIVE=(DISCourage)ive or EXCURSIVE-->soomething which discourages us to read it because it is broad,lengthy,roundabout & away from the main point.
DIS+CURSE ive: instead of being discussive, they are being DISCURSIVE, cursing one another that thie point is right
recursive = repeating the sake thing over and over...discursive = digressing from that thing
someone giving 'discourse' wanders away from subject
discursive = dis (not) + cursive; not showing curtsy, i.e deviate from normal.