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English definition of “perfunctory”


adjective     /pəˈfʌŋk.tər.i/ US  /pɚˈfʌŋk.tɚ.i/
done quickly, without taking care or interest: His smile was perfunctory.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring perfunctorily     /-əl.i/ adverb The two heads of state shook hands perfunctorily for the photographers.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
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