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desultory

de suhl taw ree

  • s  marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another
    desultory thoughts
    the desultory conversation characteristic of cocktail parties

  • In parched, dusty Milan this summer the La Scala orchestra directed by Signor Toscanini had a desultory season.
  • In the agonizing interim, there were complaints that the Commission was being deliberately desultory,perhaps trying to delay until past the elections.
  • The aimless and desultory shopping of her friend from abroad left her with a headache.
News & Articles

  • New DVDs this week
    Identity Thief(R, 111 minutes, Universal): This nothing-burger of a film is a desultory collection of slapstick gags, buddy-movie clichés and chase-sequence bombast.
    June 6, 2013 - The Sacramento Bee

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