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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: cursorius 'of running', from Latin currere; CURRENT1

cursory

adjective
     
cur‧so‧ry
done very quickly without much attention to details
cursory glance/look
Even a cursory glance at the figures will tell you that sales are down.
cursory examination/inspection
a cursory examination of the evidence
cursorily adverb

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