perfunctory - Dictionary definition and meaning for word perfunctory
PARAI(other's)+FACTORY - if you are told to take care of somebody else's factory, you would casually care about it
per+FUNC+tory .. FUNC stands for function i.e. job.. so if you are doing a job quickly just to finish it and not caring enough about it.. doing job superficially.. it is called a perfunctory act..
perfunctory has FUNCTionARY who is an official, we all know how officials approach their work.. they lack care, enthusiasm or interest in their work and do it just for formality
Many people think that the PERFect, FUN job would be to make a lot of money but not have to put much effort into the work.
per+FUN+FACTORY so working in the factory is not fun or interesting as you do same thing again and again so LACK INTEREST,U START DOING THINGS SUPERFICIALLY AND U HAVE NO ENTHUSIASM FOR THE WORK.
p+er+funct+ory--- ER(error) in FUNCT(function)â€”if there is error in function or something, that means IT IS DONE CARELESSLY, DONE CASUALY
Picture a PERSON working a boring job on an assembly line in a FACTORY: a PERson FUNCKTORY
She thought "I'm perfect already, so why do I need to put any effort or care into this project?"
Simply doing the function.
har (hindi every) function in perfunctory manner in this office
per function if you have a specific time limit then you will do it superficially