Desultory

Definition of Desultory

Des´ul`to`ry
a.1.Leaping or skipping about.
I shot at it [a bird], but it was so desultory that I missed my aim.
- Gilbert White.
2.Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another, without order or rational connection; without logical sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless; as, desultory minds.
He [Goldsmith] knew nothing accurately; his reading had been desultory.
- Macaulay.
3.Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected with the subject; as, a desultory remark.

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