Definition of Perfunctorily

1. Adverb. In a set manner without serious attention. "He kissed her cheek perfunctorily"

Exact synonyms: As A Formality, Pro Forma
Partainyms: Perfunctory



Definition of Perfunctorily

1. adv. In a perfunctory manner; formally; carelessly.

Definition of Perfunctorily

1. Adverb. In a perfunctory manner, without interest or concern for quality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perfunctorily

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perfunctorily

performs
perfrigeration
perfumatory
perfume
perfumed
perfumeless
perfumelike
perfumer
perfumeries
perfumers
perfumery
perfumes
perfumey
perfuming
perfumy
perfunctorily (current term)
perfunctoriness
perfunctory
perfusate
perfusates
perfuse
perfused
perfuses
perfusing
perfusion
perfusion cannula
perfusional
perfusionist
perfusionists
perfusions

Literary usage of Perfunctorily

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1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1888)
"And his majesty, casting his eye perfunctorily upon it and believing it had been drawn by mature advice, no sooner received it than he did deliver it to the ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... his eye perfunctorily upon it, and believing it had been drawn by mature advice, ... perfunctorily ..."

3. Scientific Tariff Making: A History of the Movement to Create a Tariff by Henry Tarleton Wills (1913)
"Will you enlist for this purpose; or, having come here and perfunctorily resolved, will you go home and about your private business as if you had adequately ..."

4. Makers of America: An Historical and Biographical Work by an Able Corps of by Florida historical society, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Florida historical society, Florida Historical Society (1909)
"... who works perfunctorily may make a good living and even attain something of reputation and success, but the man who achieves high rank in his profession ..."

5. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler, Richard Alexander Streatfeild (1916)
"He knelt next Charlotte and said the responses perfunctorily, not so perfunctorily that she should know for certain that he was doing it maliciously, ..."

6. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1903)
"... the child's free using of his accumulated knowledge; dictation of matter which can only be perfunctorily copied, and, later, as perfunctorily repeated. ..."

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