Desultorily
Desultorily Des"ul*to*ri*ly, adv. In a desultory manner; without method; loosely; immethodically. [1913 Webster]

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  • desultorily — adverb In a desultory fashion She had been working desultorily on her book for several years …   Wiktionary

  • desultorily — desultory ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking purpose or enthusiasm. 2) going from one thing to another erratically and intermittently: a desultory conversation. DERIVATIVES desultorily adverb. ORIGIN Latin desultorius superficial (literally relating to a… …   English terms dictionary

  • desultorily — adverb see desultory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • desultorily — See desultory. * * * …   Universalium

  • desultorily — des·ul·to·ri·ly …   English syllables

  • desultorily — adv casually, aimlessly, erratically, half heartedly, loosely, fitfully ≠ methodically …   Useful english dictionary

  • desultory — desultorily, adv. desultoriness, n. /des euhl tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation. 2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a… …   Universalium

  • desultory — [[t]de̱səltri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is desultory is done in an unplanned and disorganized way, and without enthusiasm. [FORMAL] The constables made a desultory attempt to keep them away from the barn. Derived words: desultorily …   English dictionary

  • Dilettante — Dil et*tan te, n.; pl. {Dilettanti}. [It., prop. p. pr. of dillettare to take delight in, fr. L. delectare to delight. See {Delight}, v. t.] An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilettanti — Dilettante Dil et*tan te, n.; pl. {Dilettanti}. [It., prop. p. pr. of dillettare to take delight in, fr. L. delectare to delight. See {Delight}, v. t.] An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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