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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Hasty and without attention to detail; As a formality only.

Usage examples (39)
  • Some effort has been made to include questions for students to answer, but these are rather perfunctory attempts to test understanding.
  • I introduced myself, and at my name his perfunctory manner changed.
  • There weren't any kind of perfunctory congratulations at all, Heidi.
  • He was a temptation beyond imagining, but she didn't think she could bear it if he was going to be "perfunctory" with her once more. for more
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