cursorycursory | meaning of cursory in Collins Dictionariescursory meaning, definition, what is cursory: hasty and usually superficial; quick: Learn more.hasty and usually superficial; quickWhat does cursory mean and how do you use cursory in a sentence?[URL]/cursory
C17: from Late Latin cursōrius of running, from Latin cursus a course, from currere to run
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graded adjective & adjective [ADJ n]A cursoryglance or examination is a brief one in which you do not pay much attention to detail. ⇒ Burke cast a cursory glance at the menu, then flapped it shut. ⇒ I gave the letter a fairly cursory reading.
Example sentences containing 'cursory'
Other passengers passed through with cursory glances over their luggage.Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERSMichelle gave her a cursory glance, then returned her attention to the television screen.MacNeill, Alastair THE DEVIL'S DOORHer previousinterview with Superintendent Thorne had been fairly cursory.Penn, John UNTO THE GRAVEHe reluctantly took Roo's hand and shook in a cursory fashion, then let go.Raymond E. Feist RISE OF A MERCHANT PRINCE: BOOK TWO OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA