- A temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing: let’s return to the main topic after that brief digressionMore example sentences
deviation, detour, diversion, departure, excursus; aside, incidental remark, footnote, parenthesis; deviation from the subject, straying from the topic, straying from the point, going off at a tangent, getting sidetracked, losing one's thread; divergence, straying, drifting, rambling, wandering, meandering, maundering; Latin obiter dictum• archaic excursion
- Except for a few meandering authorial digressions, the novel maintains a cracking pace from start to finish.
- Anyhow, digressions aside, this guy was completely incapable of performing his job with any degree of skill.
- As such, his writings express the digressions, meanderings, meditations, ruminations and speculations that characterise a singular, idiosyncratic mind at work.