from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not workmanlike; unlike what a good workman would make or do.

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  • adjective Not workmanlike.

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  • adjective not characteristic of or suitable for a good workman


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un- +‎ workmanlike


  • Confronted therefore with the opportunity, or the need, for a change of habit, in the course of a migration for example, they must either refuse it, like a shy horse, or (if they accept it) enter on their new career imperfectly trained, and extemporizing adjustments here and there in very unworkmanlike fashion.

    The Unity of Civilization

  • An oval or round patch is unworkmanlike and does not wear well.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • A thick edge on a joint gives an unworkmanlike appearance to the work.

    Elements of Plumbing

  • In other designs the means of access to the rear ends of the tubes are of a makeshift and unworkmanlike character.

    Steam, Its Generation and Use

  • As to the kitchen and dining-room, I leave to your vivid imagination to picture their primitiveness, merely observing that nothing was ever more awkward and unworkmanlike than the whole tenement.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • This method is extremely costly and unworkmanlike.

    Elements of Plumbing

  • Completed, the bandage looked not too unworkmanlike, and was cool and comforting to the hot throb of the wound.

    Success A Novel

  • The floors were all single and laid in so unworkmanlike manner that I could often see the ground beneath, when the carpets were not on the floor; and they are always taken up in the summer, to make the apartments cooler.

    The Romance of the Civil War

  • However unworkmanlike the deed, it had been mercifully done.

    Jude the Obscure

  • However unworkmanlike the deed, it had been mercifully done.

    Jude the Obscure


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