- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- hasty, perfunctory, superficial
- painstaking, serious, thorough
- similar words:
- careless, casual, desultory, discursive, halfhearted, hurried, precipitate, quick, shallow, slapdash, summary
||casual, cavalier, hasty, negligent, sketchy
||cursorily (adv.), cursoriness (n.)
The word cursory
contains the following parts:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours
that means to run
that means serving to, pertaining to
More about this word part:
The suffix -ory
, -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory
" tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).