Perfunctory – Performed hastily and lacking care
Perfunctory means to perform a task hastily or superficially, lacking interest or care.
To remember the definition of the word perfunctory, use the following mnemonic:
The perfume factory (perfunctory) had staff who just didn't care.
Examples of perfunctory in a sentence
Since I was extremely ill, I was shocked when the doctor only gave me a perfunctory examination.
The beauty queen waved so often that her greeting was simply perfunctory.
When we went out to dinner last night, the bored hostess gave us a perfunctory hello.