cursorily cursorily


  • (adv) without taking pains


  1. In movie theaters you will hear a cheer from Binks-ophobes when, as he launches into an anecdote, Padme cursorily cuts him off.
  2. Before PTI appeared, I had quit reading daily papers and news magazines, except at long intervals and then cursorily, because they were so voluminous and dull.
  3. In the cursorily cleaned hall, where some 500 Muslim men and boys were allegedly held, they found blood, hair and skin remnants from the victims staining the walls.


  1. Burning Tires, Riot Gear, And Molotov Cocktails: Photos From Both Sides Of Ukraine's Protests

    A photographer captures the complex motivations--and increasingly violent tactics--of both sides of the rising conflict in Kiev. The protests in Ukraine have been going on now for two months. In the last week, the first protestors died in clashes with the police . If you've only been following cursorily (or not at all), now might be time to start paying attention . These epic pictures, from the ...
    on January 28, 2014     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Create an art project, sip some soup, attend a concert, or go snowshoeing — all at your local museum - News Local ...

    For some of us, the thought of visiting a museum brings back memories of standing passively in front of exhibits, carefully or perhaps cursorily examining a painting or peering at an artifact before filing solemnly to the next exhibit case.        
    on January 26, 2014     Source:


  1. In the Boston Globe , Ty Burr wrote that the movie "is too shapeless and cursorily plotted to fully work as a story, but [writer-director Brian] Koppelman and his co-director, David Levien, generously surround the hero with reliable actors doing...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Ty Burr Source:

  2. Peggy Noonan, as well, believes the dustup ultimately reflects more negatively on Mrs. Clinton: "Everyone who follows politics even cursorily will have to have an opinion on whether Mr. Obama should apologize, which means they'll have to know...
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Peggy Noonan Source: Dallas Morning News

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