Synonyms for perfunctory

Synonyms for (adjective) perfunctory

Synonyms: casual, passing, perfunctory, cursory

Definition: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

Usage: a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws; a passing glance; perfunctory courtesy

Similar words: careless

Definition: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

Usage: careless about her clothes; forgotten by some careless person; a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading; it was a careless mistake; hurt by a careless remark


Synonyms: pro forma, perfunctory

Definition: as a formality only

Usage: a one-candidate pro forma election

Similar words: formal

Definition: being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

Usage: pay one's formal respects; formal dress; a formal ball; the requirement was only formal and often ignored; a formal education