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[illiam] Chambers, “chapter I”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      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.