workmanlike

or work·man·ly

[ wurk-muh n-lahyk ]
/ ˈwɜrk mənˌlaɪk /
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adjective

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

Origin of workmanlike

First recorded in 1400–50, workmanlike is from the late Middle English word werkmanlike. See workman, -like
Related formsun·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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Word Origin and History for workmanlike

workmanlike


adj.

"efficient, no-nonsense," 1739, from workman (see work (v.)) + -like.

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