perfunctory
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(pronounced per-FUHNK-ter-ee)

You know when you do something that you don’t really want to do, so you execute the task at hand superficially and with no gusto” Or when you’re doing something that you’ve done mechanically a hundred times before, so the passion is lacking tremendously” If you answered yes, then the word perfunctory could be applied to your actions.

Example: His tenth interview in half as many days left Kyle completely drained and deflated, so he ended up delivering a perfunctory presentation even though the interview was for the A&D sales representative position that he wanted most.