Simple Definition of cursory
: done or made quickly
Examples of cursory
Only a cursory inspection of the building's electrical wiring was done.
The mayor gave a cursory glance at the report.
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
Synonym Discussion of cursory
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Definition of cursory
: done or made quickly <a cursory reply>
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