Friday, December 20, 2013

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desultory

[des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

adjective
1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin dēsultōrius pertaining to a dēsultor (a circus rider who jumps from one horse to another), equivalent to dēsul-, variant stem of dēsilīre to jump down ( dē- de- + -silīre, combining form of salīre to leap) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
des·ul·to·ri·ly, adverb
des·ul·to·ri·ness, noun

Synonyms
1. See haphazard


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