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businesslike

[biz-nis-lahyk] /ˈbɪz nɪsˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
conforming to, attending to, or characteristic of business.
2.
efficient, practical, or realistic.
3.
capable but unenthusiastic.
Origin of businesslike
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; business + -like
Related forms
unbusinesslike, adjective
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businesslike

/ˈbɪznɪsˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
efficient and methodical
2.
earnest or severe
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