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English definition of “businesslike”


adjective     /ˈbɪznɪslaɪk/
getting things done in a quick and practical way: The meetings were very businesslike. She had a brisk and businesslike manner .
suitable for a place of business : We work in a casual yet businesslike environment . To design a simple , professional letterhead , pick an attractive , businesslike font and use it to center your name and address at the top .
(Definition of businesslike adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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