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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprawling, straggling, rambling, stragglyadjective

    spreading out in different directions

    "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"

    Synonyms:
    wandering(a), sprawling, winding, straggly, discursive, excursive, digressive, meandering(a), straggling

    Antonyms:
    direct, tidy

  2. digressive, discursive, excursive, ramblingadjective

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    wandering(a), sprawling, winding, straggly, discursive, excursive, digressive, meandering(a), dianoetic, tangential, straggling

    Antonyms:
    direct, tidy

  3. meandering(a), rambling, wandering(a), windingadjective

    of a path e.g.

    "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"

    Antonyms:
    tidy, direct

Editors Contribution

  1. circumlocutions

    indirect way of speaking

    Submitted by acronimous on February 2, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ramblingnoun

    Synonyms:
    stroll, ramble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ramblingadjective

    Synonyms:
    roving, wandering, discursive, digressive, incoherent

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How to use rambling in a sentence?

  1. Barry Drexler:

    It's not just what you say, but how you say it, as soon as you start rambling and get nervous, you are giving it life and bringing attention to it.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    Sure, I’ve written about women and sex and madhouses, just like Bukowski did, but I’ve also written about many other topics, often utilizing other stylistic methods in doing so. Bukowski would probably have been annoyed with the rambling tone of my poems in Cells.

  4. Muharrem Ince:

    In recent days, as Tarzan has faced trouble, he's been rambling, we know he doesn't have a university diploma, but I'm wondering if he even has a middle school one.

  5. Billy Madison:

    Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


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