Definition of desultoriness in English:



See desultory

‘But this apparent desultoriness has been necessary, for I knew not for what branch of science I should eventually have to declare myself.’
  • ‘Halsey, a young American who idolized the great explorers of the past, chose to record his expedition in logbook style, with its inherent dangers of desultoriness and plodding.’
  • ‘As she never accused herself of desultoriness, it was to be presumed that she felt satisfied with the brief but vigorous efforts of her acute intelligence.’
  • ‘For all its off-the-cuff desultoriness, this is a remarkably, if not paradoxically, charming and lovely novel about two couples and the year they spend together in Paris.’
  • ‘They also have in common a certain desultoriness which left me reflecting on the limits of the rhetoric of ‘dialogue.’’



/ˈdesəlˌtôrēnəs/ /ˈdɛsəlˌtɔrinəs/