Cursory Definition

kûrsə-rē
adjective
Hastily, often superficially, done; performed rapidly with little attention to detail.
Webster's New World
Most junk mail requires only a cursory glance.
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Origin of Cursory

  • From Middle French cursoire (“rapid”), from Latin cursorius (“hasty, of a race or running”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin cursōrius of running from Latin cursor runner cursor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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