- perfunctory: see function
- perfunctory (adj.)
- 1580s, from Late Latin perfunctorius "careless, negligent," literally "like one who wishes to get through a thing," from Latin perfungus, past participle of perfungi "discharge, busy oneself, get through," from per- "through" + fungi "perform" (see function (n.)). Related: Perfunctorily.
- 1. They give their new employees a day or two of perfunctory orientation.
- 2. Mitzi nodded a perfunctory acknowledgement as her glass was filled.
- 3. He brushed by with a perfunctory wave to the crowd.
- 4. Our interest was purely perfunctory.
- 5. They only made a perfunctory effort.
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