Definition of perfunctory:
- indifferent (part of speech: adjective)
- neglectful (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Siege of Mafeking (1900)", J. Angus Hamilton.
Meanwhile the Conservative papers talked the usual employers' political economy; and the Liberal papers, whose support of the strike had been throughout perfunctory, and of no particular use to themselves or to other people, took a lead they were glad to get, and went in strongly for the award.- "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.