Definition of Perfunctoriness

1. n. The quality or state of being perfunctory.



Definition of Perfunctoriness

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being perfunctory. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perfunctoriness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perfunctoriness

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

Literary usage of Perfunctoriness

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1. A Report of the Whole Proceedings of the Late General Assembly of the Free by Free Church of Scotland General Assembly, Alexander Moody Stuart (1844)
"This perfunctoriness appears, to take an example or two, in the preaching of ... The same perfunctoriness appears in our dealing with young communicants, ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1880)
"And herein may be said to lie one great cause of the perfunctoriness of tuition just spoken of. Since the consolidation of the empire the tendency to draw ..."

3. The English Review (1852)
"But, secondly, does a "compulsory" system necessarily bring with it "perfunctoriness and insincerity?" We can only say that if it does, then does Mr. ..."

4. The Elimination of the Tramp by the Introduction Into America of the Labour by Edmond Kelly (1908)
"They are also familiar with the perfunctoriness that tends to characterise the work of officials. The task with which we are confronted is how to avoid the ..."

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