Synonyms and Antonyms of desultory
1 lacking a definite plan, purpose, or pattern a desultory search for something of interest on TV Synonyms of desultory aimless, arbitrary, catch-as-catch-can, random, erratic, haphazard, helter-skelter, hit-or-miss, scattered, slapdash, strayWords Related to desultory accidental, casual, chance, chancy, contingent, fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, lucky, unconsidered, unintended, unintentional, unplanned, unpremeditated; scattershot, shotgun; irregular, odd, sporadic, spot; directionless, objectless, purposeless; indiscriminate, unsystematic; undirected; disorderly, disorganized; undiscriminating, unselectiveNear Antonyms of desultory established, fixed, regular, set, stable, steady; constant, continuous, even; arranged, managed, orchestrated, ordered, planned; aware, conscious, deliberate, purposeful, thoughtful, willful (or wilful)Antonyms of desultory methodical (also methodic), nonrandom, orderly, organized, regular, systematic, systematized
2 passing from one topic to another a desultory discussion about the news of the day Synonyms of desultory discursive, digressional, digressionary, digressive, excursive, leaping, maundering, meandering, rambling, wanderingWords Related to desultory circuitous, deviating, devious, indirect, roundaboutNear Antonyms of desultory coherent, consistent, logical; direct, focused (also focussed), straightforward, undeviating
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