Romney...well, honestly, I'm a little surprised there wasn't even a perfunctory thank you.
Ronaldo also does more than the perfunctory share of philanthropy that we expect from our athletic superstars.
When the credits rolled, there was some polite and perfunctory clapping.
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.