- The state or quality of being desultory.
Variant of desultory
- passing from one thing to another in an aimless way; disconnected; not methodical: a desultory conversation
- lacking direct relevance; random; incidental: a desultory observation
Origin of desultoryClassical Latin desultorius ; from desultor, vaulter ; from desultus, past participle of desilire, to leap down ; from de-, down, from + salire, to leap: see salient