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desultory

adjective uk   /ˈdes.əl.tər.i/ us    /-tɔːr-/ formal
without a clear plan or purpose and showing little effort or interest: She made a desultory attempt at conversation. He wandered around, cleaning up in a desultory way.
desultorily
adverb uk   /-əl.i/ us  
Translations of “desultory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 漫無目的的,隨意的, 無計劃的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漫无目的的,随意的, 无计划的…
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