Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being cursory; slightness or hastiness of view or examination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being cursory; superficial performance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being cursory

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Examples

  • If for no other reason than the cursoriness of the official investigation, questions persisted.

    The Return

  • If for no other reason than the cursoriness of the official investigation, questions persisted.

    The Return

  • If for no other reason than the cursoriness of the official investigation, questions persisted.

    The Return

  • If for no other reason than the cursoriness of the official investigation, questions persisted.

    The Return

  • The records generated under the court order produced a comprehensive encyclopedia of why discipline in the police department is "fundamentally ineffective" - the corroborating of falsehoods among officers, the impotence of civilian oversight, the cursoriness of IAD investigations and investigators 'complicity in not connecting glaring discrepancies.

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  • And perhaps that apparent cursoriness explains some of the more outlandish statements that

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