What is the opposite of thorough?

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Adjective
Opposite of complete with regard to every detail
“He was relieved a minute later when the soldier left after only a cursory check of the room, seeming completely unsuspicious.”
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Opposite of performed or written with great care and completeness
“He apparently was sloppy and careless in his work and wanted to rush through things without thinking about the consequences.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“She might have been an imperfect wife, but she was loyal and great with the kids.”
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Opposite of having a broad scope so as to have universal application
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Opposite of not having had objectionable content removed
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Opposite of to a complete or absolute degree
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Opposite of constituting or referring to all of something
“Members of the public were only allowed to see an incomplete version of the official report.”
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
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Opposite of having many details
“This is a fragment of real history mixed up with a vague account of a real island.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
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(of knowledge) Opposite of characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
“With only a superficial understanding of their position, students present their arguments half-heartedly.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“I have absolutely zero faith that you can win this race against Rick.”
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Opposite of in a continued fashion, to an utter or complete degree, without relief
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Opposite of comprehensive and far-reaching in nature
“Given the functions and the scripts introduced previously, you only need to make minor changes to the code to implement these steps.”
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Opposite of detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
“We must have all discussed at some time or another the reliability of a piece of equipment, whether a complex system such as a car or an unsophisticated device like a tin opener.”
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Opposite of in an undamaged state
“The vase shattered on the ground, and all that was left was a pile of broken glass.”
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Opposite of of or relating to everyone in the world or everyone in a particular place or society
“These semantics reflect the peer's individual view on the world.”
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Opposite of being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
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Opposite of having unconditional and enthusiastic support
“There was some grudging applause at the final curtain, but I got the feeling it was more for the sake of form, rather than actual enjoyment.”
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Opposite of devoted completely to one object
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Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Opposite of involving a full or complete view or approach
“The atomistic approach is advantageous particularly when solving the whole modeling problem would be too time-consuming.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
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Opposite of including all the services or items normally expected or required
“The achievement has now put him in an elite and exclusive club of players who have attained multiple Grand Slams in a single calendar year.”
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Opposite of vigorous, enthusiastic, and without compromise
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Opposite of done competently but without flair
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Opposite of in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“Whispers and false rumors were being circulated about his new relationship.”
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Opposite of accurate, authentic or authoritative in nature
“Uninformed investors need to rely on the noise and for this reason, they may react immediately to fallacious information or react to actual information with a delay.”
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Opposite of used as an intensifier
“To them, she was only a minor nuisance, a fly buzzing around the table that would be dispatched with the swat of a rolled-up newspaper.”
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(of a defeat or beating) Opposite of severe in nature
“It was a narrow loss, but one that will ultimately cost the team a place in the finals.”
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