Perfunctory in a sentence

10 example sentences for Perfunctory

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Perfunctory - Definition


ยป  done routinely and with little interest or care


Use Perfunctory in a sentence


  • The beauty queen waved so often that her greeting was simply perfunctory.

  • Since I was extremely ill, I was shocked when the doctor only gave me a perfunctory exam.

  • Because Anne has done the same tasks at work for many years, she does them in a perfunctory way.

  • When we went out to dinner last night, the bored hostess gave us a perfunctory hello.

  • While you may see this as a perfunctory job, you are still required to do it correctly!



  • Happy to be on his own, Tom only made perfunctory phone calls to his parents on holidays.

  • Since the manager had meetings all day, he only gave me a perfunctory interview.

  • When I called the office, the receptionist answered the phone in a perfunctory manner.

  • Kate gave us no more than a perfunctory glance as a greeting.

  • You should know my initial review is based solely on a perfunctory examination of the project.


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Perfunctory Synonyms


casual, careless, negligent, unconcerned, disinterested, inattentive


Perfunctory Antonyms


thorough, careful, attentive, diligent, precise


Related Forms


perfunctorily (adverb), perfunctoriness (noun)


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