By this I do not mean sentimentalism or superficiality or desultoriness.
I am afflicted by none of the desultoriness superinduced by alcohol.
It is questionable whether this desultoriness is a matter for congratulation.
This would account for its desultoriness and medley of matter.
She was particularly fond of finishing up her daily desultoriness in that manner.
What strikes us in his course of study is its desultoriness and its comprehensiveness.
The desultoriness, the indiscipline of the patriots restored to the Government its immaculate character of September.
In opposition to the desultoriness and change of the life of sense it needs a powerful unification and organisation.
disappointing in quality or performance
Latin de- + salire 'to leap'
1580s, "skipping about," from Latin desultorius "hasty, casual, superficial," adjective form of desultor (n.) "a rider in the circus who jumps from one horse to another while they are in gallop," from desul-, stem of desilire "jump down," from de- "down" (see de-) + salire "to jump, leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sense of "irregular, without aim or method" is c.1740. Related: Desultorily; desultoriness.