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Definitiondone without much interest or effort — especially as when dispensing with a formality
- Some perfunctory clapping by the elders; and some loud shouts of "Frodo! Frodo! Jolly old Frodo,' from the juniors."1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (46% in)
perfunctory = done without much interest or effort
There are no more uses of "perfunctory" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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