perfunctorily


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per·func·to·ry

 (pər-fŭngk′tə-rē)
adj.
1. Done routinely and with little interest or care: The operator answered the phone with a perfunctory greeting.
2. Acting with indifference; showing little interest or care.

[Late Latin perfūnctōrius, from Latin perfūnctus, past participle of perfungī, to get through with : per-, per- + fungī, to perform.]

per·func′to·ri·ly adv.
per·func′to·ri·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.perfunctorily - in a set manner without serious attention; "they answered my letter pro forma"; "he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
Translations

perfunctorily

[pəˈfʌŋktərɪlɪ] ADV [inspect] → superficialmente, someramente; [reply] → a la ligera; [kiss] → con indiferencia, mecánicamente

perfunctorily

advflüchtig

perfunctorily

[pəˈfʌŋktrɪlɪ] adv (inspect, enquire) → superficialmente; (agree, answer) → senza convinzione; (greet, smile) → meccanicamente
References in classic literature ?
I glanced at the pink tips of her fingers perfunctorily and then drew back.
She thereupon turned round and lifted her face to his, and remained like a marble term while he imprinted a kiss upon her cheek--half perfunctorily, half as if zest had not yet quite died out.
He perfunctorily thrusts them into his pockets, unconsciously decorating himself with the protruding ends of the chains].
Bill was perfunctorily buried, and Bert's Vigilance Committee
In fact, although De Quincey was from time to time perfunctorily Tory, and always a good and faithful British subject, he was so eliminated from his time and place by his single love for books, that one could be in his company through the whole vast range of his writings, and come away without a touch of snobbishness; and that is saying a great deal for an English writer.
And Billikens, very angry, very disgusted, very embarrassed, obeyed, putting his arms around his wife and kissing her neither too perfunctorily nor very long.
If there has been so much fighting about religion," said Genestas, "God must have built up the system very perfunctorily.
We interviewed also through a grating in a mud wall closing a blind alley an immensely corpulent Ital ian, who, the ex-sergeant-major remarked to me perfunctorily, had "killed another man last year.
indeed," Razumov said perfunctorily, and very vexed at her staying behind to talk to him "From Zurich--yes, of course.
They stamped your passport perfunctorily when you arrived in France, though I can't recall the Dutch or the Germans or the Italians ever bothering.
In fact, the court often states the holding perfunctorily in an opening footnote or paragraph before proceeding to other issues--if it bothers to state it at all.
As often in Gothic Art unconstrained by realism, the extremities of their tall figures are perfunctorily drawn.