cursory


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cur·so·ry

 (kûr′sə-rē)
adj.
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.

cursory

(ˈkɜːsərɪ)
adj
hasty and usually superficial; quick: a cursory check.
[C17: from Late Latin cursōrius of running, from Latin cursus a course, from currere to run]
ˈcursorily adv
ˈcursoriness n

cur•so•ry

(ˈkɜr sə ri)

adj.
going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial: a cursory glance.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin cursōrius running = Latin cur(rere) to run + -sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1; compare course]
cur′so•ri•ly, adv.
cur′so•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cursory - hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"

cursory

adjective brief, passing, rapid, casual, summary, slight, hurried, careless, superficial, hasty, perfunctory, desultory, offhand, slapdash I gave the letter a fairly cursory reading.

cursory

adjective
Lacking in intellectual depth or thoroughness:
Translations
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letmýzběžný
flygtigoverfladisk
kursorinenpikainenpintapuolinen
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greitaiprabėgomis
paviršssteidzīgs

cursory

[ˈkɜːsərɪ] ADJ [examination, inspection] → somero, superficial; [nod] → brusco
at a cursory glancea primera vista
to give sth a cursory glancemirar algo brevemente or de forma somera

cursory

[ˈkɜːrsəri] adj [examination, inspection] (= superficial) → superficiel(le) (= hasty) → hâtif/ive, rapide
to give sth a cursory glance → jeter un coup d'œil rapide à qch

cursory

adj glanceflüchtig; inspection, investigation alsooberflächlich

cursory

[ˈkɜːsrɪ] adj (glance) → di sfuggita, superficiale
a cursory reading → una rapida scorsa, una lettura veloce

cursory

(ˈkəːsəri) adjective
hurried. a cursory glance.
ˈcursorily adverb
References in classic literature ?
Anywhere else in Chicago he would have stood a good chance of being arrested; but the policemen in Packingtown were apparently used to these informal movings, and contented themselves with a cursory examination now and then.
From the cursory view here taken, it must clearly appear to have been an arduous part.
A cursory examination of the latter revealed no mortal injuries and after a brief rest he asserted that he felt fit to attempt the return voyage.
He was of a fat habit, even from boyhood, and inclined to a cheerful and cursory reading of the face of life; and possibly this attitude of mind was the original cause of his misfortunes.
After a cursory glance at the rest of the rooms, from basement to attic, we came to the conclusion that the dining room contained any effects which might belong to the Count.
Even idleness is eager now--eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes.
In fact, having once satisfied themselves that no egress could have been made in this quarter, they would naturally bestow here a very cursory examination.
An extremely cursory glance at this record was sufficient to discover to the young hunter the domestic state of the divine.
Monk, left alone with Athos, affected to speak to him on nothing but indifferent subjects while examining the vault in a cursory manner.
We will only add to this very cursory notice that M.
Thus, although in a very cursory and imperfect manner, I have endeavored to convey to you my conception of the Poetic Principle.
She accepted these terms, and slid off on the near side, though not till he had stolen a cursory kiss.