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Definition of "desultoriness" [des•ul•to•ri•ness]

  • The state or quality of being desultory. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "desultoriness" in a sentence
  • "It's a brilliant piece of opportunism, retrospectively sutured together from (I'd say) three existing Russia-related magazine pieces, with the Samarkand material (which is spread out through the course of the book) serving as a spine, and the genuine commitment to the comedy of desultoriness serving as a warrant for incorporating desultory stuff she happened to have by her."
  • "He went back to the ‘Red Lion’ with the manner and movement of a man who after a lifetime of desultoriness had at last found something to do."
  • "It was snowing with a fine-flaked desultoriness just sufficient to make the woodland gray, without ever achieving whiteness."