Perusal

Pronunciation: [ puh-roo-zuhl ]


Definition: noun

1: a reading

2: the act of perusing; survey; scrutiny

Origin: 1590-1600


Etymology: peruse + -al


Usage:


Synonyms:

1:

  • reading

2:

  • examination

  • inspection

  • research

Antonyms:

1:

  • ignorance

2:

  • ignorance

  • neglect

Example:

1: Perusal of books at the library was her favorite pastime.

2: The jury's perusal of the documents gave them a lot of insight.

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