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Synonyms for perfunctorypərˈfʌŋk tə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory(adj)

    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"

    careful, informal

  2. pro forma, perfunctory(adj)

    as a formality only

    "a one-candidate pro forma election"

    casual, passing(a), perfunctory, cursory, pro forma

    informal, careful


  1. perfunctory(adjective)


  2. perfunctory(adjective)

    Done merely to discharge a duty; performed mechanically and as a thing of rote; done in a careless and superficial manner; characterized by indifference; as, perfunctory admonitions; aspiring only to minimum standards.


  3. perfunctory(adjective)

    token, dutiful, automatic, slipshod, mechanical, cursory, unthinking, obligatory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perfunctory(a.)

    indifferent, careless, slovenly, heedless, reckless, negligent, slight; done, but not well done; done to be rid of (without a due sense of obligation)

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List of paraphrases:

superficial, surface, routine

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