Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: perfunctory
IPA transcription: [pɚf'ʌŋktɚi]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • "Well, that's all I can do now," Dr. Warren said, after his very perfunctory examination.
  • There had been people at the Home, who exchanged a stilted, perfunctory kindness for their salaries.
  • Mary Louise reflected, with a little shock of pain, that her mother had never been very near to her and that Miss Stearne might well perform such perfunctory duties as the girl had been accustomed to expect.