word of the day #4

word of the day

English is not my first language. I’ve been reading and speaking English from a young age and that has led me to writing in English. Now recently I have been taking my language usage a little more seriously and I’m currently trying to broaden my English vocabulary.
Part of this is not only learning new words but also learn to use the large amount of words I already know.
So here it is, the word of the day.


To stray from a point.

In the old days the word digress was used literary and it meant to wander in the wrong direction. These days you don’t use Digress like that anymore and instead we use it to explain a figurative wandering.
It’s when someone starts talking or writing about one thing and then strays away from their point and subject.

Example:  when you are writing a school essay it’s important not to digress from the point.

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