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



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 Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin cursorius ‘of a runner’, from cursor ‘ runner’, from curs- ‘run’, from the verb currere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cursory