Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Running about; not stationary.
Characterized by haste; hastily or superficially performed; slight; superficial; careless.
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hEnglish - advanced version
\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.
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" [syn: casual, passing(a) , perfunctory]
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