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Word of the Day 05/30/18 Perfunctory

Perfunctory (adjective)
per·func·to·ry  [per-fuhngk-tuh-ree] (previously 04-06-13)

adjective
1. performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
2. lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.

Synonyms
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1, 2. negligent, heedless, thoughtless, uninterested.

Antonyms
1, 2. careful, diligent.


Origin: 1575–85; < Late Latin perfūnctōrius negligent, superficial, derivative of perfungī to do one's job, be done, equivalent to per- per- + fung-, base of fungī to perform, function + -tōrius -tory

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