Character 11
Hyphenation work man like
Pronunciations /ˈwɜː(ɹ)kmənlaɪk/

Definitions and meanings of "Workmanlike"

What do we mean by workmanlike?

Befitting a skilled artisan or craftsperson; skillfully done. adjective

In a workmanlike manner.

Like or worthy of a skilful workman; hence, well-executed; skilful.

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

Performed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman. adjective

Worthy of a good workman adjective

Resembling or characteristic of a workman.

Done competently but without flair.

Performed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman.

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The word "workmanlike" in example sentences

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. ❋ Unknown (2007)

He ran the spread option offense in workmanlike fashion, taking what Ole Miss (1-3) gave him underneath and never forcing the deep pass. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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. ❋ Unknown (2002)

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. ❋ Gordon Marino (2011)

It strikes me as competent and workmanlike, which is in stark contrast to most Congresscritters these days. ❋ Unknown (2006)

She was turned out in what one might have called workmanlike fashion, although neat and wholly feminine. ❋ Emerson Hough (1890)

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. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In his classic Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America, Peattie drones on for 434 pages in language that can most generously be called workmanlike (typical passage: "Oaks are usually ponderous and heavy-wooded trees, with scaly or furrowed bark, and more or less five-angled twigs and, consequently, five-ranked leaves"), but when at last he turns his attention to the New England sugar maple and its vivid autumnal regalia, it is as if someone has spiked his cocoa. ❋ Bryson, Bill (1999)

No Yankee has ever been more "workmanlike" despite his lofty wages as Jeter. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Obama had promised a "workmanlike" speech and this seems along those lines. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Also, the transfer is "workmanlike" though "the clips from Wilder's films actually look pretty slick." ❋ Unknown (2006)

Sen. Obama told reporters this week that while he couldn't duplicate the speech he delivered four years ago, he promised a "workmanlike" speech that would answer voters 'lingering doubts about "what I am going to do to help them in their lives." ❋ Unknown (2008)

Justice Thomas' work on the Court has been described as "workmanlike", which may have been intended as an insult by the writer, but is sorely what is needed as an antidote to the gaseous stuff originating elsewere from the Court. ❋ Ann Althouse (2007)

Because the fewer the games, the less likely "workmanlike" gets it done. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Whenever I perform a show, there was always a certain kind of workmanlike efficiency to it. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Had McCarthy written that, the critics would have taken him to task for his "workmanlike" prose. ❋ Unknown (2001)

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