workmanlike

or work·man·ly

[ wurk-muhn-lahyk ]
/ ˈwɜrk mənˌlaɪk /

adjective

like or befitting a workman.
skillful; well executed: a workmanlike piece of writing.

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Origin of workmanlike

First recorded in 1400–50, workmanlike is from the late Middle English word werkmanlike.See workman, -like

OTHER WORDS FROM workmanlike

un·work·man·like, adjectiveun·work·man·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for workmanlike

workmanlike

less commonly workmanly (ˈwɜːkmənlɪ)

/ (ˈwɜːkmənˌlaɪk) /

adjective

appropriate to or befitting a good workman
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