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cursory

cur·so·ry

cursory

 
pronunciation:
kuhr s ri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: done quickly and without care; superficial.
The symptoms were so clear that even a cursory examination of the patient would have resulted in a confident diagnosis.He'd only given the report a cursory glance and was therefore not prepared to discuss it.
synonyms:
hasty, perfunctory, superficial
antonyms:
painstaking, serious, thorough
similar words:
careless, casual, desultory, discursive, halfhearted, hurried, precipitate, quick, shallow, slapdash, summary
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derivations: cursorily (adv.), cursoriness (n.)
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