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workmanlike

adjective
 
 
/ˈwɜːkmənlaɪk/
approving skilful and careful: He has impressed people by his workmanlike approach.
showing an acceptable level of skill but no great ability or style: As to the food, it is good, solid, workmanlike stuff; not showy, and certainly not ambitious, but good enough. This was a workmanlike performance and I know we can do better.
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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