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cursory  (ˈkɜːsərɪ

Definitions

adjective

  1. hasty and usually superficial; quick   ⇒ a cursory check

Derived Forms

ˈcursorily  adverb
ˈcursoriness  noun

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin cursōrius of running, from Latin cursus a course, from currere to run

Example Sentences Including 'cursory'

Other passengers passed through with cursory glances over their luggage.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
Michelle gave her a cursory glance, then returned her attention to the television screen.
MacNeill, Alastair The Devil's Door
Her previous interview with Superintendent Thorne had been fairly cursory.
Penn, John Unto The Grave

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