adjective cur·so·ry \ˈkərs-rē, ˈkər-sə-\

: done or made quickly

Full Definition of CURSORY

:  rapidly and often superficially performed or produced :  hasty <a cursory glance>
cur·so·ri·ly \-rə-lē\ adverb
cur·so·ri·ness \-rē-nəs\ noun

Examples of CURSORY

  1. Only a cursory inspection of the building's electrical wiring was done.
  2. The mayor gave a cursory glance at the report.
  3. Even the most cursory look at the organization's records shows problems.

Origin of CURSORY

Late Latin cursorius of running, from Latin currere
First Known Use: 1601

Rhymes with CURSORY


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