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perfunctory meaning and definition

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Definition of perfunctory (adjective)

  1. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    • "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
    • synonyms: casual, cursory, passing
  2. as a formality only
    • "a one-candidate pro forma election"
    • synonyms: pro forma
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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