[per-fuhngk-tuh-ree] /pərˈfʌŋk tə ri/
performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial:
lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic:
In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.
done superficially, only as a matter of routine; careless or cursory
dull or indifferent
1580s, from Late Latin perfunctorius “careless, negligent,” literally “like one who wishes to get through a thing,” from Latin perfungus, past participle of perfungi “discharge, busy oneself, get through,” from per- “through” + fungi “perform” (see function (n.)). Related: Perfunctorily.
- Perez de cuellar
[per-ez duh kwey-yahr; Spanish pe-res th e kwe-yahr] /ˈpɛr ɛz də ˈkweɪ yɑr; Spanish ˈpɛ rɛs ðɛ ˈkwɛ yɑr/ noun 1. Javier [hah-vyer] /hɑˈvyɛr/ (Show IPA), born 1920, Peruvian diplomat: secretary-general of the United Nations 1982–91; prime minister of Peru 2000–2001. /ˈpɛrɛs də ˈkweɪjɑː/ noun 1. Javier (ˈhævɪeɪ). born 1920, Peruvian diplomat and UN secretary-general […]
[per-its; Yiddish. pe-rets] /ˈpɛr ɪts; Yiddish. ˈpɛ rɛts/ noun 1. I(saac) L(oeb) or Yitzchok Leibush [yits-khawk ley-boo sh] /ˈyɪts xɔk ˈleɪ bʊʃ/ (Show IPA), 1852–1915, Polish author: writer of plays, poems, and short stories in Yiddish. =Pharez, (q.v.), breach, the son of Judah (Neh. 11:4). “The chief of all the captains of the host for […]
[per-fyooz] /pərˈfyuz/ verb (used with object), perfused, perfusing. 1. to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse. 2. to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something. 3. Surgery. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system. /pəˈfjuːz/ verb (transitive) 1. to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something) […]
[per-fyoo-zhuh n] /pərˈfyu ʒən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. Surgery. the passage of fluid through the lymphatic system or blood vessels to an organ or a tissue. n. 1570s, from Middle French perfusion and directly from Latin perfusionem (nominative perfusio) “a pouring over,” noun of action from past participle stem of perfundere “pour […]