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desultory

des·ul·to·ry

desultory

 
pronunciation:
de sl tor i
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: disordered, disconnected, or unmethodical; aimless.
The inexperienced sheriff conducted a desultory investigation that produced few clues.Her desultory essay was a disappointment to the professor.
antonyms:
coherent, methodical, organized
similar words:
aimless, unmethodical
definition 2: occurring at random, by chance, or as a digression.
A few desultory comments were made during the question period, but there was little discussion of the large issues raised in the meeting.
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derivations: desultorily (adv.), desultoriness (n.)