perfunctorily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

perfunctory +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

perfunctorily (comparative more perfunctorily, superlative most perfunctorily)

  1. In a perfunctory manner, without interest or concern for quality.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.I:
      And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.