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Related to cursorily: obstinately, sullenly


Performed with haste and scant attention to detail: a cursory glance at the headlines.

[Late Latin cursōrius, of running, from Latin cursor, runner; see cursor.]

cur′so·ri·ly adv.
cur′so·ri·ness n.
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Adv.1.cursorily - without taking pains; "he looked cursorily through the magazine"
gelişigüzel bir şekildeüstünkörü bir biçimde


[ˈkɜːsərɪlɪ] ADV [glance] → brevemente, de forma somera; [read] → por encima, de forma somera


adv glanceflüchtig; inspect, investigate alsooberflächlich


[ˈkɜːsrɪlɪ] adv (glance) → di sfuggita, in fretta; (read through) → rapidamente, in fretta


(ˈkəːsəri) adjective
hurried. a cursory glance.
ˈcursorily adverb
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The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whale-bone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
And off I started, cursorily glancing sideways as I passed the toilet-table, surmounted by a looking-glass: a thin irregular face I saw, with sunk, dark eyes under a large, square forehead, complexion destitute of bloom or attraction; something young, but not youthful, no object to win a lady's love, no butt for the shafts of Cupid.
She cursorily signified the direction of the church, and went on, d'Urberville saying that he would see them again, in case they should be still unsuccessful in their search for shelter, of which he had just heard.
While one of the lovely beings we have so cursorily presented to the reader was thus lost in thought, the other quickly recovered from the alarm which induced the exclamation, and, laughing at her own weakness, she inquired of the youth who rode by her side:
I live in my heart and in my head, sir--not in this feeble carcass I cursorily inhabit.
The police aren't for that," observed Mrs Verloc cursorily, hurrying on her way.
The man momentarily stands for the thought, but will not bear examination; and a society of men will cursorily represent well enough a certain quality and culture, for example, chivalry or beauty of manners; but separate them and there is no gentleman and no lady in the group.
Blenkinsop, the housekeeper, who dropped some hints to the lady's-maid, who may have cursorily mentioned the matter to the cook, who carried the news, I have no doubt, to all the tradesmen, so that Mr.
He held me in talk so long, till at last he drew me out of the raffling place to the shop-door, and then to a walk in the cloister, still talking of a thousand things cursorily without anything to the purpose.
I noticed these objects cursorily only--in them there was nothing extraordinary.
Bert fell back upon imprecations, then he went up to the shed, cursorily examined the possibility of a flank attack, put his gun handy, and set to work, with a convulsive listening pause before each mouthful on the Prince's plate of corned beef.
He has added human travellers (albeit drawn cursorily, as is his manner) to the scenery, which adds an element of narrative to the painting: who are these people who have climbed to the top of Biro Peak, the summit of the Diamond Mountains?