Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a craftsman

Etymologies

craftsman +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Does such a book become less "craftsmanlike," or is it simply a question of different tools?

    January Horn Book

  • His statements are now often set forth within the framework of a kind of craftsmanlike equivocation.

    A Long View: Goldwater in History

  • Wilson uses terms such as "craftsmanlike" when describing Dorsey's attention to detail in the way he presents himself in social and professional settings.

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  • He does a craftsmanlike job of stitching together the story of the group, from its early days as the house band at the Whisky A Go Go to the worldwide fame, gold records and spectacular on-stage meltdowns.

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  • If anything, experimental writers tend to be even more craftsmanlike in their approach, since what constitutes the "craft" of writing fiction is uppermost in their minds to begin with.

    Book Reviewing

  • Writing in 1904, Thorstein Veblen gave an apt analysis: "What is not competently standardized calls for too much of craftsmanlike skill, reflection, and individual elaboration, and is therefore not available for economical use."

    So We're All in Agreement

  • Heavens, Christopher Hart in the Sunday Times is so impressed by the way that this "assured production does full justice to one of Miller's most craftsmanlike plays" that he even finds special praise for Suchet's "thick wrists and chunky hands".

    What to say about ... All My Sons

  • Also, I am about to find myself in the portion of the book that needs structural work, as for example I am going to have to find grown-up and craftsmanlike ways of handing the background information that was getting dumped in with a shovel in the parts I just removed.

    being positive's so unhip

  • Since I think that American politics doesn't do nearly enough to reward people who take a patient, craftsmanlike attitude towards legislation, caring as much about fixing the parts that no one will notice until they go wrong as about the flashy parts, I wanted to say this.

    Obama Campaign Memo: He's The Guy Who Can Win Indys And Beat McCain

  • Saturday afternoon at Bonnaroo was full of pop bands who are in some ways the craftsmanlike, structure-obsessed opposite of happily sprawling jam bands.

    Bonnaroo: Lyrics — From Nonsensical to Elaborate - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

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