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Synonyms for perfunctory
pərˈfʌŋk tə riper·func·to·ry

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Wiktionary2.0 / 2 votes

  1. perfunctoryadjective

    Antonyms:
    thoughtful

  2. perfunctoryadjective

    He did a perfunctory job cleaning his dad's car, finishing quickly but leaving a few spots still dirty.

    Antonyms:
    thoughtful

  3. perfunctoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    token, dutiful, automatic, slipshod, mechanical, cursory, unthinking, obligatory

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. perfunctory

    Synonyms:
    uninterested, routine, mechanical, careless, slovenly

    Antonyms:
    interested, zealous, spirited, animated, ardent, assiduous, careful

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctoryadjective

    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

    "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

    Antonyms:
    careful, informal

  2. pro forma, perfunctoryadjective

    as a formality only

    "a one-candidate pro forma election"

    Synonyms:
    casual, passing(a), cursory, pro forma

    Antonyms:
    informal, careful

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 2 votes

  1. perfunctoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    indifferent, careless, slovenly, heedless, reckless, negligent, slight; done, but not well done; done to be rid of (without a due sense of obligation)

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "perfunctory":

    superficial, surface, routine

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1653surface
#2785automatic
#3781mechanical
#4833casual
#5269routine
#9277token
#19703superficial
#23825obligatory
#24888careless
#49265cursory
#71943uninterested
#76427dutiful
#92204perfunctory
#99058unthinking
#148134slovenly
#194281slipshod

How to use perfunctory in a sentence?

  1. Ned Price:

    Even with today's news, we can expect Trump to raise Putin's attack on our democracy in a passing, perfunctory way before again taking - or at least claiming to take - Putin's denials at face value.

  2. Katherine Langford:

    I think representation is crucial. You need to see people who look like you, who think like you, speak like you, who go through the same things like you. And I think that's what filmmakers can do so beautifully, is to tell stories, i was also on ‘ 13 Reasons Why, ’ and I think that the two similarities between ‘ Love, Simon ’ and the show are that we're aiming to tell a story in an authentic way. I didn't choose either one with any social agenda, but I think that I'm really grateful to be a part of both and again I think that Katherine Langford need representation, particularly with a story that so many people have gone through and hasn't been told yet. Katherine Langford and Nick Robinson, the film’s star, noted that Katherine Langford and Nick Robinson was interested in the role as it put LGBTQ characters front and center for the first time. What makes it different is usually when Katherine Langford are seeing a film like this or a character like this their sort of perfunctory, Katherine Langford know ? They're not really... they're in the background. They're like a fringe element.

  3. Trump Jr.:

    After perfunctory greetings, the lawyer began telling the group very generally something about individuals connected to Russia supporting or funding Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton or the Democratic National Committee, it was quite difficult for me to understand what she was saying or why. Given our busy schedules, we politely asked if she could be more specific and provide more clarity about her objective for the meeting. At that point, Ms. Veselnitskaya pivoted and began talking about the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens and something called the Magnitsky Act.


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