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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Completed in a routine manner; cursory. Also: Showing little thought or interest; offhand.

Usage examples (35)
  • The youth perfunctorily cleaned her room and hastily completed her homework.
  • Adjective : perfunctory courtesy. ,In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker
  • She extended her hand again and shook mine perfunctorily.
  • Mary nodded to him and he perfunctorily acknowledged her. for more
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