Translation of perfunctory in Spanish:

perfunctory

somero, adj.

Pronunciation /pərˈfəŋ(k)t(ə)ri//pəˈfʌŋ(k)t(ə)ri/

adjective

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    (inspection/description) somero
    (description/inspection) superficial
    (greeting) mecánico
    he gave it a perfunctory glance lo miró por encima / de pasada
    • They are functional but somehow perfunctory, uncompelling.
    • Excuse us for a perfunctory midweek news roundup this week.
    • He fails in his duty if his investigation is superficial, slipshod or perfunctory.
    • That was why the requirements for the non-enterprise websites had been superficial and perfunctory.
    • We have sat through a showcase of set speeches by shadow ministers, but only perfunctory contributions have been allowed from the floor.
    • Still, if her attempts to marry wealth are perfunctory, her efforts to increase hers are disastrous.
    • But its digital download efforts to date have been perfunctory and poorly promoted.
    • I performed a few perfunctory twirls and made good my escape.
    • After the most perfunctory of prefaces, he began to speak quickly, urgently.
    • His hands are very soft but quite puffy too, and his shake is straight from the school of perfunctory political politeness.
    • It seems likely that this interest was never more than passive or perfunctory.
    • After a perfunctory search, the soldiers found nothing suspicious in his vehicle and the incident was written off as a tragic accident.
    • A perfunctory glance at the painting without having any thought on the substance and the meaning of the work is of little use.
    • However, this poor, perfunctory effort will do the band more harm than good.
    • He asked what happened, made some perfunctory enquiries, reset the cord and carried on.
    • Anyone with even the most perfunctory interest in classical music will have their own favourite Mozart piece.
    • Without individualized merit pay, teacher evaluations will remain perfunctory at best.
    • His comments on these developments were rather brief and perfunctory.
    • This has resulted in a perfunctory clean-up of the area and a discussion on the lack of funds available to restore the park to an acceptable standard.
    • Friday's rain-lashed practice session was no more than a few perfunctory laps to give the spectators something to watch.