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Definition of perfunctory:

  1. Done merely to get rid of a duty; performed mechanically and as a thing of rote; done in a careless and superficial manner; characterized by indifference; as, perfunctory admonitions.
  2. Hence: Mechanical; indifferent; listless; careless.


formal, passing, hurried, routine, casual, mechanical, cursory, careless, shallow, automatic, superficial, concern, mechanical, pro forma.

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