- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||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.
- coherent, methodical, organized
- similar words:
- aimless, unmethodical
||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.
||casual, cursory, halfhearted, haphazard, irregular, superficial
||desultorily (adv.), desultoriness (n.)