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Definition 1: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cursory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
  • a passing glance
  • perfunctory courtesy
  • In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory

Synonyms for cursory in the sense of this definition

(cursory is similar to ...) marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

"careless about her clothes" "forgotten by some careless person" "a careless housekeeper" "careless proofreading" "it was a careless mistake" "hurt by a careless remark"

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