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Synonyms for cursoryˈkɜr sə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory(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"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cursory(a.)

    hasty, slight, superficial, careless, desultory, transient, passing, brief

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List of paraphrases:

superficial, shallow, surface, rapid, summary

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