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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.
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definition 1: physically strong, healthy, and energetic.
example: Among the marathon runners were several robust middle-aged men and women.
definition 2: having or showing vitality or strength; highly functioning or effective.
example: The real estate market was particularly robust during that period.
example: The robust argument made in favor of the proposal was difficult to oppose.
definition 3: requiring strength and endurance.
example: Containing the flood waters will require robust effort.
definition 4: hearty or boisterous.
example: The fans shouted down at the players in their usual robust manner.
definition 1: to bother or interrupt by making noise or causing distraction.
example: The hotel manager worried that the construction noise would disturb the guests.
example: Terrible dreams disturbed his sleep.
definition 2: to upset or cause to be in disorder.
example: The wind disturbed the calm surface of the pond.
example: Someone has been in my office and disturbed my papers.
definition 3: to make nervous or uneasy; trouble.
example: Witnessing the accident disturbed the child greatly.
example: It disturbs people when they hear of such grisly incidents.
example: The message in the letter obviously disturbed her because she rushed out of the room after reading it.
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definition 1: having the ability to perform as required; competent.
example: She is a highly capable teacher who accomplishes a great deal with her students.
definition 2: having the mental or physical ability to accomplish a particular thing (usually followed by “of”).
example: She is capable of great success if she puts her mind to it.
example: Two weeks after surgery, I was capable of standing by myself.
definition 3: having the psychological makeup that allows a particular emotion or the carrying out of a particular act (usually followed by “of”).
example: We couldn’t believe he was capable of murder.
example: She did not know she was capable of falling in love again.
1: a thin bundle, bunch, tuft, streak, or the like, as of straw, hair, or smoke.
A wisp of smoke from his cigarette twisted upwards to the ceiling.
She tucked the stray wisps of hair under her cap.
2: a thin or delicate person.
We feared this tiny wisp of a child would perish from the cold.
3: a faint or fleeting trace or hint.
She tried to appear unafraid, but a wisp of anxiety crossed her face when the phone rang.
transitive verb & intransitive verb
to twist (something) into, or form, a wisp or wisps.
This odd little yellow-faced woman, with a red handkerchief wisped round her head, and a singed grimness generally pervading her, handed over to him Minnie and Tom, casually remarking, “Bedad, it’s the big heavy lumps they are.”
Jet-black hair coiled in ropes, yet wisped white above the temples.