Word of the Day – Perfunctory

per?func?to?ry

1. performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
2. lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.

Origin:
1575?85; < LL perf?nct?rius negligent, superficial, deriv. of perfung? to do one’s job, be done, equiv. to per- per- + fung-, base of fung? to perform, function + -t?rius -tory 1
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