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Digress

Digress Meaning & Definition
Digress Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Digress?

[v] lose clarity or turn aside esp. from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
[v] wander from a direct or straight course

Synonyms | Synonyms for Digress: depart | divagate | sidetrack | straggle | stray | stray | wander

Related Terms | Find terms related to Digress: bear off | bend | branch off | bypass | change the bearing | curve | depart | depart from | detour | deviate | divagate | divaricate | diverge | drift | excurse | get sidetracked | go around | go astray | go round about | heel | make a detour | maunder | ramble | roam | sheer | shift | stray | swerve | tack | trend | turn | turn aside | vary | veer | wander

See Also | deviate | divert | tell

Digress In Webster's Dictionary

\Di*gress"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Digressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Digressing}.] [L. digressus, p. p. of digredi to go apart, to deviate; di- = dis- + gradi to step, walk. See {Grade}.] 1. To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking. Moreover she beginneth to digress in latitude. --Holland. In the pursuit of an argument there is hardly room to digress into a particular definition as often as a man varies the signification of any term. --Locke. 2. To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend. [R.] Thy abundant goodness shall excuse This deadly blot on thy digressing son. --Shak.
\Di*gress"\, n. Digression. [Obs.] --Fuller.

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