- workmanlike work‧man‧like [ˈwɜːkmənlaɪk ǁ ˈwɜːrk-] adjectivea workmanlike piece of work has been done in a careful, skilful way:
• All work is to be executed in a workmanlike manner, in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications.
* * *workmanlike UK US /ˈwɜːkmənlaɪk/ adjective► APPROVING skilful and careful: »
He has impressed people by his workmanlike approach.► showing an acceptable level of skill but no great ability or style: »
As to the food, it is good, solid, workmanlike stuff; not showy, and certainly not ambitious, but good enough.»
This was a workmanlike performance and I know we can do better.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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Workmanlike — Work man*like , a. Becoming a workman, especially a skillful one; skillful; well performed. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
workmanlike — efficient, no nonsense, 1739, from workman (see WORK (Cf. work) (v.)) + LIKE (Cf. like) … Etymology dictionary
workmanlike — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing efficient competence … English terms dictionary
workmanlike — [wʉrk′mənlīk΄] adj. characteristic of a good workman; skillful: also workmanly … English World dictionary
workmanlike — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)kmənlaɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as workmanlike, you mean that it has been done quite well and sensibly, but not in a particularly imaginative or original way. Really it s a workmanlike conference rather than a… … English dictionary
workmanlike — adjective Date: 1739 characterized by the skill and efficiency typical of a good workman < workmanlike thoroughness >; also competent and skillful but not outstanding or original < an adequate…reporter who turned out workmanlike copy Tom Clancy > … New Collegiate Dictionary
workmanlike — un·workmanlike; workmanlike; … English syllables
workmanlike — /werrk meuhn luyk /, adj. 1. like or befitting a workman. 2. skillful; well executed: a workmanlike piece of writing. Also, workmanly. [1400 50; late ME werkmanlike. See WORKMAN, LIKE] * * * … Universalium
workmanlike — work|man|like [ˈwə:kmənlaık US ˈwə:rk ] adj done in a way which shows skill and hard work, but may not be exciting ▪ The team put up a good workmanlike performance to win 1 0 … Dictionary of contemporary English
workmanlike — work|man|like [ wɜrkmən,laık ] adjective done or made in a professional way: a workmanlike performance … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English