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perfunctory

per·func·to·ry

perfunctory

 
 
pronunciation:
pr fuhngk t ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: done quickly and as a matter of routine; performed without care.
She gave the room a perfunctory cleaning and did not notice the gathering dust on the lampshades.
synonyms:
careless, casual, cursory, negligent, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
antonyms:
careful, exhaustive, thorough
similar words:
halfhearted, inattentive, marginal, mediocre, superficial
definition 2: showing little thought or interest.
a perfunctory remark
synonyms:
apathetic, careless, casual, halfhearted, indifferent, offhand, unconcerned
antonyms:
considered
similar words:
cavalier, lukewarm, negligent, nonchalant, thoughtless, uninterested
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derivations: perfunctorily (adv.), perfunctoriness (n.)
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