cursory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French cursoire (rapid), from Latin cursorius (hasty, of a race or running).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɜː.sə.ɹi/, /ˈkɜːs.ɹi/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɝː.sə.ɹi/, /ˈkɝːs.ɹi/
  • (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈkɵː.sɘ.ɹi/, /ˈkɵːs.ɹi/
  • Hyphenation: cur‧so‧ry, curs‧ory

Adjective[edit]

cursory (comparative more cursory, superlative most cursory)

  1. hasty or superficial
    Most junk mail requires only a cursory glance.
  2. careless or desultory
    The cursory inspection missed several irregularities.
  3. (obsolete) Running about; not stationary.

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