Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Befitting a skilled artisan or craftsperson; skillfully done.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like or worthy of a skilful workman; hence, well-executed; skilful.
  • In a workmanlike manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Becoming a workman, especially a skillful one; skillful; well performed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Performed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective worthy of a good workman

Etymologies

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workman +‎ -like

Examples

  • But for the reasons I have given I believe we would do it in workmanlike way and adapt our own polity to the arrival of a Civil Law entity with relative ease.

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  • But for the reasons I have given I believe we would do it in workmanlike way and adapt our own polity to the arrival of a Civil Law entity with relative ease.

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  • He ran the spread option offense in workmanlike fashion, taking what Ole Miss (1-3) gave him underneath and never forcing the deep pass.

    USATODAY.com - College Football - Florida vs. Mississippi

  • KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Fourth-ranked Tennessee got through a non-conference tuneup in workmanlike fashion, cruising to a 26-3 victory over Middle Tennessee in the first meeting between the schools.

    NCAA Division I College Football - Middle Tennessee vs. Tennessee

  • It is often said that Joe Frazier was a workmanlike heavyweight, but if by "workmanlike" they mean "nothing particularly special," then there is something radically amiss with that description.

    An Appreciation of a Champion

  • It strikes me as competent and workmanlike, which is in stark contrast to most Congresscritters these days.

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  • She was turned out in what one might have called workmanlike fashion, although neat and wholly feminine.

    The Way of a Man

  • The Drones delivered what could only be described as a workmanlike performance, as you might expect from this workmanlike band, but never one that quite transcended expectations.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • The Drones delivered what could only be described as a workmanlike performance, as you might expect from this workmanlike band, but never one that quite transcended expectations.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • The Drones delivered what could only be described as a workmanlike performance, as you might expect from this workmanlike band, but never one that quite transcended expectations.

    The Line Of Best Fit

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