Definition of cursory:
rash, incomplete, overhasty, desultory, precipitate, passing, gadarene, outstanding, hurried, study at superficial, drive-by, casual, headlong, helter-skelter, quick, unfinished, rushed, slight, abortive, pending, careless, undone, perfunctory, flying, precipitous, pell-mell, one-dimensional, sketchy, partial, light-touch, uncritical.
- shallow (part of speech: adjective)
- transient (part of speech: adjective)
- "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.
- "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
The crisis was so pressing that we simply did not have the time to create a separate force of our own; the most cursory examination of conditions convinced me that we could hope to accomplish something worth while only by playing the game as it was then being played, and that any attempt to lay down new rules would inevitably decrease the effectiveness of our co- operation, and perhaps result in losing the war.- "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.