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Definition of desultory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

desultory

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈdɛsəlˌtɔri//
 
(formal)
 
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going from one thing to another, without a definite plan and without enthusiasm I wandered about in a desultory fashion. a desultory conversation
desultorily
 
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NAmE//ˌdɛsəlˈtɔrəli//
 
adverb
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