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cursory (adj.)

"hasty, slight, superficial, careless," c. 1600, from French cursoire "rapid," from Late Latin cursorius "hasty, of a race or running," from Latin curs-, past-participle stem of currere "to run" (from PIE root *kers- "to run"). The literal sense of "running, not stationary" (c. 1600) is obsolete.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of cursory from WordNet

cursory (adj.)
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
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