Definition for DES'UL-TO-RY

DES'UL-TO-RY, a. [L. desultorius, from desilio; de and salio, to leap.]

  1. Leaping; passing from one thing or subject to another, without order or natural connection; unconnected; immethodical; as, a desultory conversation.
  2. Coming suddenly; started at the moment; not proceeding from natural order or connection with what precedes; as, a desultory thought.

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