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cursory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cursory  \Cur"so*ry\  (k?r"s?-r?),  a.  [L.  cursorius,  fr  cursor. 
  See  {Cursor}.] 
  1.  Running  about  not  stationary.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  haste;  hastily  or  superficially 
  performed;  slight;  superficial;  careless. 
 
  Events  far  too  important  to  be  treated  in  a  cursory 
  manner.  --Hallam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cursory 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {casual},  {passing(a)},  {perfunctory}] 




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