Definition of 'perfunctory'
Example sentences containing 'perfunctory'
Yet the romance is often perfunctory.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2011)
I get into bed without the usual armour of thick socks and pyjamas, he strokes my back in a perfunctory manner.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It's hard to know what military personnel make of this phrase, which has become almost perfunctory through constant use.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There was a perfunctory nod in my direction as they entered my compartment and then I was ostensibly ignored, reasonably enough.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Definition of perfunctory from the Collins English Dictionary