Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ramble

2 senses of ramble

Sense 1
ramble on, ramble, jog -- (continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs")
       => continue, go on, carry on, proceed -- (continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room")

Sense 2
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond -- (move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Antonyms of adj rambling

3 senses of rambling

Sense 1
sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly -- (spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair")

INDIRECT (VIA untidy) -> tidy -- (marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind")

Sense 2
digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA indirect) -> direct -- (straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach")

Sense 3
meandering (prenominal), rambling, wandering (prenominal), winding -- (of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road")

INDIRECT (VIA indirect) -> direct -- (direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit")

Similarity of adj rambling

3 senses of rambling

Sense 1
sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly -- (spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair")
       => untidy (vs. tidy) -- (not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money")

Sense 2
digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling -- ((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")
       => indirect (vs. direct) -- (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")

Sense 3
meandering (prenominal), rambling, wandering (prenominal), winding -- (of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road")
       => indirect (vs. direct) -- (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")

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