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synonyms for perfunctorily

  • partially
  • badly
  • deficiently
  • incompetently
  • incompletely
  • ineffectively
  • ineffectually
  • inefficiently
  • ineptly
  • meagerly
  • not enough
  • partly
  • scantily
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How to use perfunctorily in a sentence

A robot won’t do the stairs for you, so if you have staircases, they’ll need manual attention, plus they’re pricey, and while some do come with a mop function, most don’t allow you to use much more than water, so it’s pretty perfunctory.
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The tiny flags pinned on so many politicians’ lapels seemed less perfunctory and more like an act of faith.
DEMOCRACY SURVIVED, BARELYROBIN GIVHANJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The court’s dismissal of the Texas challenge was perfunctory and cloaked in legal language about the state not having the legal standing to bring such a case about other states’ election procedures.
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, IN YEAR-END REPORT, THANKS JUDICIARY FOR PERFORMANCE DURING PANDEMICROBERT BARNESDECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON POST
You could bolster it by grabbing the bride’s hands and saying, “I wish you all the happiness in the world,” but perhaps that is not perfunctory enough — especially if others are behind you, waiting to congratulate her.
MISS MANNERS: PEOPLE AT HOME ACTING AS THOUGH THEY’RE AT HOMEJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Deane watched his face as—perfunctorily subdued, decorous, he stood where Ruth had stood a moment before.
FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
The Martian nodded perfunctorily to the girl and then turned his level gaze toward the man.
THE REVOLT OF THE STAR MENRAYMOND GALLUN
But when the door had finally closed on him Hepworth let his perfunctorily smiling face relax.
THE BEAUTYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
She gave some attention to her flowers, but it was perfunctorily bestowed, for they no longer charmed her.
RETURN OF THE NATIVETHOMAS HARDY
"Ye've done gr-r-rand f'r-r a beginnerr-r," said John McTavish, wearily, perfunctorily.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
He hung about the office until the dining-room was open and then went in and perfunctorily consumed some food.
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WORDS RELATED TO PERFUNCTORILY

  • badly
  • deficiently
  • incompetently
  • incompletely
  • ineffectively
  • ineffectually
  • inefficiently
  • ineptly
  • meagerly
  • not enough
  • partially
  • partly
  • perfunctorily
  • scantily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.