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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;
- Example: "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
- Example: "a passing glance"
- Example: "perfunctory courtesy"
[syn: casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cursory \Cur"so*ry\ (k?r"s?-r?), a. [L. cursorius, fr. cursor. See Cursor.] 1. Running about; not stationary. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by haste; hastily or superficially performed; slight; superficial; careless. [1913 Webster] Events far too important to be treated in a cursory manner. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cursory adj 1: 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, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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