Definitions for cursoryˈkɜr sə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cur•so•ryˈkɜr sə ri(adj.)

  1. going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial:

    a cursory glance.

Origin of cursory:

1595–1605; < LL cursōrius running = L cur(rere) to run +-sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1; cf. course

cur′so•ri•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory(adj)

    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

    "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

Wiktionary

  1. cursory(Adjective)

    hasty; superficial; careless

    Most junk mail requires only a cursory glance.

  2. cursory(Adjective)

    Running about; not stationary.

  3. Origin: From cursorius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cursory(adj)

    running about; not stationary

  2. Cursory(adj)

    characterized by haste; hastily or superficially performed; slight; superficial; careless


Translations for cursory

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cursory(adjective)

hurried

a cursory glance.

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