desultoriness
noun see desultory

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  • Desultoriness — Des ul*to*ri*ness, n. The quality of being desultory or without order or method; unconnectedness. [1913 Webster] The seeming desultoriness of my method. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • desultoriness — noun The state or quality of being desultory …   Wiktionary

  • desultoriness — des·ul·to·ri·ness …   English syllables

  • desultoriness — noun ( es) : the quality of being desultory …   Useful english dictionary

  • desultory — adjective Etymology: Latin desultorius, literally, of a circus rider who leaps from horse to horse, from desilire to leap down, from de + salire to leap more at sally Date: 1581 1. marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose < a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • 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

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