To go wrong; be in error; deviate (from what is right)
To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
To talk in an incoherent, rambling way; drivel
To roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal
The definition of circuitous is something oblique, roundabout or longer than the most direct way.
Characterized by digressions; rambling.
Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition
Characterized by many curves or turns; winding:
Moving in a random fashion; having no fixed direction or pattern:
To fasten or secure with stays.
The definition of tangential is something only partially related to a main point, or something that verges slightly off-course.
Not straightforward; devious; specif., deceitful or tricky
To indicate the omission of a letter or letters from a word or phrase (Ex.: o' for of, it's for it is)
An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
Straying off from a course or way
A short trip taken with the intention of returning to the point of departure; short journey, as for pleasure; jaunt
A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point.
Parenthesis refer to punctuation marks "(" and ")" used to separate relevant information or a comment from the rest of the text, or to enclose mathematical symbols, or the text inside of these marks.
The condition of being tangent.
Depart is defined as to go away or leave.
To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.
To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
To insert (a word, phrase, etc.) as a parenthesis
To move or pass over the body:
To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
To move about without a definite destination or purpose.
To deviate from the established moral code; do wrong
(Intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
To turn away from the main issue or course; divert or be diverted
To move or lag behind another or others:
Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
Find another word for digress. In this page you can discover 54 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for digress, like: deviate, stray, meander, diverge, maunder, ramble, aberrant, changing, circuitous, digressive and discursive.