perfunctory: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pur-fungk'tu-rē), [key]
— adj.
  1. performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
  2. lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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