From the Jug today I poured out : Perfunctory (I like this word!)
- Characterised by routine or superficiality: Mechanical – a perfunctory smile.
- Lacking in interest or enthusiasm
Perfunctory is a word whose origins are found entirely in Latin. It first appeared in English in the late 16th century and is derived from the Late Latin perfunctorius, meaning “done in a careless or superficial manner.”
I wonder if you ever use today’s word?