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workmanlike

adjective uk   /ˈwɜːk.mən.laɪk/ us    /ˈwɝːk-/
approving skilful: The Australian side turned in a very workmanlike performance. disapproving showing an acceptable level of skill but no great ability or style: I had hoped for a little more from the world's greatest tenor, whose performance was workmanlike but hardly inspired.
Translations of “workmanlike”
in Chinese (Traditional) 技術純熟的, 能工巧匠般的, 技藝平平的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 技术娴熟的, 能工巧匠般的, 技艺平平的…
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