perfunctory

[ per-fuhngk-tuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF perfunctory

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERFUNCTORY

She began to fry her pork and apples, with a perfunctory attempt at conversation.

He fell to them with only a perfunctory acknowledgment of my agency in procuring them.

The tone of the question revealed its perfunctory character.

Teaching "at" these things in a dull, perfunctory way will do no good.

He thought it best to give a perfunctory grunt and hope Jeff would go on.

But these examinations seemed to be perfunctory, and nobody was detained.

One of the passengers had already lifted his, in a weary, perfunctory way.

He greeted her with a kiss, but hers in return was perfunctory.

When work begins to be perfunctory, play is the only remedy.

In the most perfunctory and glib manner I gave the Royal Toast.

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