Word of the week – Perfunctory

perfunctory

Pronunciation: /pəˈfʌŋ(k)t(ə)ri/
 
Definition of perfunctory

adjective

  • (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort:he gave a perfunctory nod

Derivatives

perfunctorily

adverb

perfunctoriness

noun

 

Origin:

late 16th century: from late Latin perfunctorius ‘careless’, from Latin perfunct- ‘done with, discharged’, from the verbperfungi

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