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 for cursory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cursory \Cur"so*ry\ (k?r"s?-r?), a. [L. cursorius, fr. cursor.
     See Cursor.]
     1. Running about; not stationary. [Obs.]
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     2. Characterized by haste; hastily or superficially
        performed; slight; superficial; careless.
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              Events far too important to be treated in a cursory
              manner.                               --Hallam.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cursory
      adj 1: 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, cursory,
             passing(a), perfunctory]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "cursory":
     airy, ankle-deep, at odds, averse, brief, careless, casual, degage,
     depthless, desultory, differing, disagreeing, disinclined,
     disobedient, disregardant, disregardful, easygoing, epidermal,
     expeditious, fast, festinate, feverish, few, flippant, flying,
     footling, forced, forgetful, fractious, free and easy, furious,
     haphazard, hasty, heedless, hurried, immediate, inconsequential,
     inconsiderable, inconsiderate, indifferent, indisposed, indocile,
     insignificant, insouciant, instant, involuntary, jejune, knee-deep,
     last-minute, lazy, light, little, low, meager, miniature, mutinous,
     negligible, no great shakes, not deep, oblivious, offhand,
     on the spot, on the surface, opposed, passing, perfunctory, petty,
     picayune, picayunish, prompt, quick, random, rapid, recalcitrant,
     reckless, refractory, regardless, resistant, respectless, shallow,
     shallow-rooted, shoal, short, sketchy, skin-deep, slap-bang,
     slapdash, slight, small, snap, speedy, sulky, sullen, summary,
     superficial, surface, swift, tactless, thin, thoughtless, tiny,
     trifling, trivial, unconsenting, uncritical, undiplomatic,
     unheedful, unheeding, unmindful, unprepared, unprofound, unready,
     unsolicitous, untactful, unthinking, unwilling, urgent
  
  

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