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synonyms for desultory

  • aimless
  • chaotic
  • erratic
  • haphazard
  • chance
  • deviating
  • orderless
  • rambling
  • unmethodical
  • unstable
  • unsystematic
  • without purpose
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antonyms for desultory

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  • organized
  • systematic
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How to use desultory in a sentence

A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In the lulls, Robert and his mother exchanged bits of desultory conversation.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The exchange, however, was still the field where a desultory fight was kept up by the shareholders.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
And you will find I have a good deal of what you have, only mine in a perfectly desultory manner, as is necessary to 358 an exile.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Their desultory discourse was soon interrupted by their arrival at the cottage of Mr. Wharton.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME 2IAN HAMILTON
Everything seemed as usual; Uncle Lambert, in evening dress, was playing desultory snatches from Ruddigore.
THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
Ever since the Kinghamstead election I had maintained what seemed a desultory friendship with Isabel.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The schools must see to it that the desultory and dissipating methods of reading, so prevalent in the home, are not encouraged.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
Adopting a desultory system of warfare, he obliged them to recross the Apure, having lost half their original numbers.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 366VARIOUS
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