AskDefine | Define cursory

Dictionary Definition

cursory 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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English

Adjective

  1. brief or broad; not close, cautious or detailed
    Most junk mail requires only a cursory glance.

Translations

brief or broad
  • Finnish: pintapuolinen, pikainen, kursorinen

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