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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Aimless or haphazard. Done without any particular plan or purpose.

Usage examples (34)
  • desultory thoughts
  • The executive has the habit of depending upon "desultory" memory where the logical should be developed.
  • I paid my duty to him, and we kept up a kind of desultory conversation until the departure of the major.
  • I was following links in the kind of desultory matter one does when trying to abstain from real work, when I came across this. for more
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