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Meaning of “workmanlike” in the English Dictionary

"workmanlike" in British English

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workmanlikeadjective

uk   /ˈwɜːk.mən.laɪk/  us   /ˈwɝːk-/
disapproving showing an ​acceptablelevel of ​skill but no ​greatability or ​style: I had ​hoped for a little more from the world's ​greatesttenor, whose ​performance was workmanlike but ​hardlyinspired. UK approving skilful: The Australian ​sideturned in a very workmanlike performance.
(Definition of workmanlike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"workmanlike" in American English

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workmanlikeadjective

 us   /ˈwɜrk·mənˌlɑɪk/
done with ​skill: The ​soft-spoken Congressman has ​carried out his duties in workmanlike ​fashion .
(Definition of workmanlike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"workmanlike" in Business English

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workmanlikeadjective

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of workmanlike from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “workmanlike”
in Chinese (Simplified) 技术娴熟的, 能工巧匠般的, 技艺平平的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 技術純熟的, 能工巧匠般的, 技藝平平的…
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