hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;
"a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
"a passing glance"
as a formality only;
"a one-candidate pro forma election"
- The little boy gave his face a perfunctory wash.
- He is never serious and works in a perfunctory manner.
- The operator answered the phone with a perfunctory greeting.
The question was perfunctory, and she knew what the answer would be.出自： J. London
No one..much noticed her departure, though there were a few perfunctory waves.出自： A. Cross
Her smile was perfunctory, meaningless.出自： C. Thubron