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Definition 1: of a path e.g. - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rambling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rambling in the sense of this definition

(rambling is similar to ...) not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time" "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

Definition 2: (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rambling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for rambling in the sense of this definition

(rambling is similar to ...) extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

"making indirect but legitimate inquiries" "an indirect insult" "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind" "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest" "known as a shady indirect fellow"

Definition 3: spreading out in different directions or distributed irregularly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rambling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sprawling handwriting
  • straggling branches
  • straggly hair

Synonyms for rambling in the sense of this definition

(rambling is similar to ...) not neat and tidy

"careless and untidy in her personal habits" "an untidy living room" "untidy and casual about money"

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