desultory definition

  • adjective:
    • Having no set plan; haphazard or random. See Synonyms at chance.
    • going or jumping from 1 thing to another; disconnected: a desultory address.
    • Jumping, or driving, from thing or at the mercy of another, without purchase or rational link; without reasonable series; disconnected; immethodical; aimless.
    • out-of-course; in addition; as a digression; maybe not connected with the subject.
    • unsatisfactory in overall performance or progress.
    • Leaping, skipping or flitting about, generally speaking in a random or unsteady fashion.
    • Leaping or missing about.
    • leaping, or moving, from thing or at the mercy of another, without order or logical connection; without rational sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless.
    • Out of course; incidentally; as a digression; perhaps not associated with the niche.
    • marked by insufficient definite plan or regularity or function; leaping in one thing to another
  • others:
    • Leaping; hopping about; moving irregularly.
    • Swerving from point-to-point; irregularly shifting in program; devious: because, desultory motions; a desultory saunter.
    • Veering about from 1 thing to some other; whiffling; unmethodical; irregular; disconnected: since, a desultory discussion.
    • Coming out of the blue, like by leaping into view; begun currently; random.
    • Synonyms and Rambling, roving, unsystematic, unusual. See irregular.

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