Sam Harris Dictionary: Perfunctory

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Sam Harris sometimes uses the word perfunctory on his podcast.

Perfunctory describes the way someone performs an action without thinking about it… Usually in an apparently non-caring, lackadaisical way…

per·func·to·ry
pərˈfəNG(k)t(ə)rē
adjective
(of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection.

In using perfunctory in a sentence, you could say:

“Finally, she completed her new Facebook user registration with a perfunctory agreement to the social network’s Terms and Conditions.”