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Definition of perfunctory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

perfunctory

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//pərˈfʌŋktəri//
 
(formal)
 
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(of an action) done as a duty or habit, without real interest, attention, or feeling a perfunctory nod/smile They only made a perfunctory effort.
perfunctorily
 
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NAmE//pərˈfʌŋktərəli//
 
adverb to nod/smile perfunctorily The guard glanced perfunctorily at her pass and let her through.
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