Complete Definition of "desultory"

English

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/dÉËsÉltri/
italbrac|US IPA|/dÉËsÉltÉËri/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. leaping|Leaping or skipping about.
  2. jumping|Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another, without order or rational connection; without logical sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless.

#:He wandered round, cleaning up in a desultory way.
#:desultory minds

  1. Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected with the subject.

#:a desultory remark
#:She made a desultory attempt at conversation.

  1. disappointing in performance or progress.

Derived terms
desultorily

References
R:1913

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