Cursory \Cur"so*ry\ (k?r"s?-r?), a. [L. cursorius, fr. cursor. See {Cursor}.] 1. Running about; not stationary. [Obs.] 2. Characterized by haste; hastily or superficially performed; slight; superficial; careless. Events far too important to be treated in a cursory manner. --Hallam. web1913
cursory adj : hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy" [syn: {casual}, {passing(a)}, {perfunctory}] wn