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Definition of cursory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cursory

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːsəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrsəri//
 
(often disapproving)
 
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done quickly and without giving enough attention to details synonym brief, perfunctory a cursory glance/examination/inspection He gave the report a rather cursory look. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin cursorius ‘of a runner’, from cursor ‘ runner’, from curs- ‘run’, from the verb currere.
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