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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without care)
a. superficial
A perfunctory examination will not suffice. We will need to conduct a thorough study of the issue.Un examen superficial no bastará. Deberemos llevar a cabo un estudio exhaustivo de la cuestión.
The customs officer did a perfunctory check of my carry-on bag.El oficial de aduana hizo una revisión superficial de mi equipaje de mano.
b. somero
This perfunctory analysis of the causes leading up to the French Revolution is decidedly lacking in accuracy.Este análisis somero de las causas que condujeron a la Revolución Francesa es sin duda carente de precisión.
2. (lacking in enthusiasm)
a. mecánico
After listening to his fake excuses, Alice gave Pete a perfunctory kiss and left.Después de escuchar sus falsas excusas, Alice le dio a Pete un beso mecánico y se fue.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (glance, smile)
a. rutinario(a), superficial
2. (letter, instructions, examination)
a. somero(a)
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perfunctory [pəˈfʌŋktərɪ]
[+inspection, glance] superficial; somero; [+reply] dado a la ligera; [+kiss] indiferente; mecánico
he gave a perfunctory performance tocó etc por cumplir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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