Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “businesslike”

businesslike

adjective  /ˈbɪz·nəsˌlɑɪk, -nəz-/ us  
happening in a way that is practical and effective and is not personal, or typical of business: We hope the meeting can be conducted in a businesslike way, without a lot of emotional statements.
(Definition of businesslike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of businesslike?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “businesslike” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More