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Meaning of CURSORY

Pronunciation:  'kursuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

CURSORY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: careless, casual, passing(a), perfunctory
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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