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perfunctoryadjective

uk   /pəˈfʌŋk.tər.i/  us   /pɚˈfʌŋk.tɚ.i/
(Definition of perfunctory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perfunctoryadjective

 us   /pərˈfʌŋk·tə·ri/
done quickly and without showing that you care or have much interest: She asked a few perfunctory questions about my family and then ended the conversation.
(Definition of perfunctory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perfunctory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 草率的, 马虎的, 敷衍的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 草率的, 馬虎的, 敷衍的…
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