follow Dictionary.com

Word of the Day
Saturday, July 22, 2006

Definitions for cursory

  1. Hastily or superficially performed.

Learn something
new every day


GET OUR


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for cursory
In a time when most college coeds had strict curfews, Bennington students had none, and only a cursory morning check to make sure that we were alive and in our beds. Kathleen Norris, The Virgin of Bennington
When she handed me the tickets, I took a cursory look at them to see if all was in order. Bell Hooks, Killing Rage: Ending Racism
Origin of cursory
1595-1605
Cursory is from Late Latin cursorius, "of running," from Latin cursor, "runner," from currere, "to run."