perfunctorily
adverb see perfunctory

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Perfunctorily — Per*func to*ri*ly, adv. In a perfunctory manner; formally; carelessly. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfunctorily — perfunctory ► ADJECTIVE ▪ carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection. DERIVATIVES perfunctorily adverb. ORIGIN Latin perfunctorius careless …   English terms dictionary

  • perfunctorily — adverb in a set manner without serious attention (Freq. 2) they answered my letter pro forma he kissed her cheek perfunctorily • Syn: ↑as a formality, ↑pro forma • Derived from adjective: ↑perfunctory …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfunctorily — See perfunctory. * * * …   Universalium

  • perfunctorily — adverb In a perfunctory manner, without interest, done only for the sake of being done without concern for quality …   Wiktionary

  • perfunctorily — pÉ™(r) fʌŋktrɪlɪ adv. superficially, carelessly, negligently; indifferently, apathetically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perfunctorily — per·func·to·ri·ly …   English syllables

  • perfunctorily — See: perfunctory …   English dictionary

  • perfunctory — perfunctorily, adv. perfunctoriness, n. /peuhr fungk teuh ree/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • as a formality — adverb in a set manner without serious attention they answered my letter pro forma he kissed her cheek perfunctorily • Syn: ↑perfunctorily, ↑pro forma • Derived from adjective: ↑perfunctory (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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