She took it from the bag she carried, and he glanced at it perfunctorily.
She moved about perfunctorily, with an air of preoccupation.
Unemotional Archie perfunctorily contributed to the pile an old cloth cap with the peak torn off.
They tried him, formally if perfunctorily; he admitted his imposture, and begged for his life.
But when the door had finally closed on him Hepworth let his perfunctorily smiling face relax.
Renouard, perfunctorily, did see no reason why he should make a long stay.
"He didn't say much about you," replied Walter perfunctorily.
He asked where she was going, a conventional question, perfunctorily put.
When together, Janet and Rosie always talked—not perfunctorily, either, but with much emphasis and many headshakings.
He ran, perfunctorily, through all the foolish turnings and windings of the maze.
1580s, from Late Latin perfunctorius "careless, negligent," literally "like one who wishes to get through a thing," from Latin perfungus, past participle of perfungi "discharge, busy oneself, get through," from per- "through" + fungi "perform" (see function (n.)). Related: Perfunctorily.