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  1. Banned
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    #1

    perfunctory vs. skindeep

    For example, their friendship is "perfunctory" or "skindeep".
    Are they both correct? If so, which one is more common in colloquial AmE?

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    #2

    Re: perfunctory vs. skindeep

    Perfunctory is not correct. "Superficial" would be best. "Casual," maybe. "Skin deep" is two words.

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    #3

    Re: perfunctory vs. skindeep

    I think their conversation could be perfunctory, but I am not a teacher.

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