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businesslike

[ biz-nis-lahyk ]
/ ˈbɪz nɪsˌlaɪk /
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adjective

conforming to, attending to, or characteristic of business.
efficient, practical, or realistic.
capable but unenthusiastic.

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Origin of businesslike

First recorded in 1785–95; business + -like

OTHER WORDS FROM businesslike

un·busi·ness·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for businesslike

businesslike
/ (ˈbɪznɪsˌlaɪk) /

adjective

efficient and methodical
earnest or severe
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