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Synonyms for rambling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly(adj)

    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, rambling(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"

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

    Antonyms:
    direct, tidy

  3. meandering(a), rambling, wandering(a), winding(adj)

    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. rambling(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stroll, ramble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rambling(a)

    Synonyms:
    roving, wandering, discursive, digressive, incoherent

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How to use rambling in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Jane Austen:

    One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.

  5. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

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


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