Adjective(1) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough, or cursory(2) done or produced as a formality only
(1) It seems likely that this interest was never more than passive or perfunctory .(2) After the most perfunctory of prefaces, he began to speak quickly, urgently.(3) I performed a few perfunctory twirls and made good my escape.(4) Anyone with even the most perfunctory interest in classical music will have their own favourite Mozart piece.(5) However, this poor, perfunctory effort will do the band more harm than good.(6) Friday's rain-lashed practice session was no more than a few perfunctory laps to give the spectators something to watch.(7) We have sat through a showcase of set speeches by shadow ministers, but only perfunctory contributions have been allowed from the floor.(8) His hands are very soft but quite puffy too, and his shake is straight from the school of perfunctory political politeness.(9) A perfunctory glance at the painting without having any thought on the substance and the meaning of the work is of little use.(10) Without individualized merit pay, teacher evaluations will remain perfunctory at best.(11) That was why the requirements for the non-enterprise websites had been superficial and perfunctory .(12) They are functional but somehow perfunctory , uncompelling.(13) His comments on these developments were rather brief and perfunctory .(14) But its digital download efforts to date have been perfunctory and poorly promoted.(15) He fails in his duty if his investigation is superficial, slipshod or perfunctory .(16) Still, if her attempts to marry wealth are perfunctory , her efforts to increase hers are disastrous.
1. cursory ::
2. pro forma ::
3. passing ::
1. concerned ::
2. interested ::
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