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perfunctory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of perfunctory

  1. having or showing a lack of interest or concern <the violinist delivered a perfunctory performance that displayed none of the passion and warmth he was once known for> Synonyms apathetic, casual, complacent, disinterested, incurious, insensible, insouciant, nonchalant, indifferent, pococurante, unconcerned, uncurious, uninterestedRelated Words halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid; aloof, cold, numb, remote, unemotional; callous, hard-hearted, insensitive, unfeeling; calm, cool, detached, dispassionate; careless, heedless, mindless; impassive, impervious, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; lethargic, listless; unimpressedNear Antonyms attentive, aware, conscientious, heedful, mindful; caring, sensitive, warmhearted; ardent, fervent, keen, passionate, warm, zealousAntonyms concerned, interested




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