cursory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cursory" in British English

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cursoryadjective

uk   /ˈkɜː.sər.i/  us   /ˈkɝː.sɚ-/
quick and ​probably not ​detailed: a cursory ​glance/​look a cursory ​examination
cursorily
adverb uk   /-əl.i/  us   /ˈkɝː.sɚ-/
He ​glanced cursorily at the ​letter, then gave it to me.
(Definition of cursory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cursory" in American English

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cursoryadjective

 us   /ˈkɜr·sə·ri/
done ​quickly with little ​attention to ​detail: He gave the ​picture a cursory ​glance.
(Definition of cursory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cursory”
in Spanish rápido, superficial, apresurado…
in Vietnamese vội, nhanh…
in Malaysian sejenak…
in Thai ที่รวดเร็วมาก…
in French hâtif…
in German flüchtig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仓促的, 草草的, 粗略的…
in Turkish gelişigüzel, üstünkörü, acele…
in Russian поверхностный, беглый…
in Indonesian tergesa-gesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 倉促的, 草草的, 粗略的…
in Polish pobieżny…
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