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Definition of "cursory" []

  • Performed with haste and scant attention to detail: a cursory glance at the headlines. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cursory" in a sentence
  • "Principal Steve Perry doesn't believe in cursory inspections."
  • "Giving a detailed answer to all of them, even in cursory fashion, would make a small volume."
  • "Indeed, most of the instances of the term a cursory Google search of whitehouse. gov uncovers come in questions from the media"