Definition of cursory in English:

cursory

Line breaks: curs|ory
Pronunciation: /ˈkəːs(ə)ri
 
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adjective

Derivatives

cursorily

adverb
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  • The topics, however, being of monumental proportions, can only be cursorily sketched in less than three hundred pages.
  • But really, don't waste any time on that link - just glance it over cursorily enough to glean the context in which to fully appreciate this brilliant, twinkling compilation of one-star Amazon reviews of the aforementioned best books ever.
  • How is the category ‘designer’ constituted significantly by the degree to which it must ignore or only cursorily recognize these outside disciplines?

cursoriness

noun
More example sentences
  • I am struck by the almost universal cursoriness of physical examinations by today's physicians.
  • There is no ambivalence in his treatment of that primal emotion, but a cursoriness and uneasiness to his approach.
  • The implication of leisureliness, cursoriness, or haste is therefore not a recent development, although it is usually found in less formal contexts and is less frequent in earlier use.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin cursorius 'of a runner', from cursor (see cursor).

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