cursory

[kur-suh-ree]
adjective
going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial: a cursory glance at a newspaper article.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin cursōrius running, equivalent to Latin cur(rere) to run + -sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1; cf. course

cursorily, adverb
cursoriness, noun


quick, brief, passing, haphazard.
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cursory (ˈkɜːsərɪ)
 
adj
hasty and usually superficial; quick: a cursory check
 
[C17: from Late Latin cursōrius of running, from Latin cursus a course, from currere to run]
 
'cursorily
 
adv
 
'cursoriness
 
n

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cursory
c.1600, from M.Fr. cursoire "rapid," from L.L. cursorius "of a race or running," from L. cursor "runner," from cursum, pp. of currere "to run" (see current).
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Example sentences
Some delicate but pressing issues were mentioned only cursorily.
Others of the lyrists must be more cursorily despatched.
And yet this represents a vast amount of terrain that had been only cursorily
  explored.
The doctor cursorily looked at the blistering rash and treated me for a
  migraine.
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