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Synonyms for desultory

Synonyms for desultory

without aim, purpose, or intent

having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure

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marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose

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in Tarnas 401), at least in part, the corollary, complex in its effects, but simple in its origin, of a habitual desultoriness of mind.
Between 1583 and 1593, when he took Lipsius's place at Leiden, Scaliger was much affected by the French civil wars, although the enforced desultoriness of his reading did lead to later expansion of earlier works, notably with materials on China and Meso-America in the Emendatio's second edition of 1598 (394-459).