rhymes with - yes-yule-story
lacking motivation and having no plan for action
He was always desultory when it came to cleaning his room. It was never tidy.
Memory trick: Desultory reminds of de-sult or the opposite of result.
Used at work:
You need to make more than a desultory effort if you want to finish the report.
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