adjective work·man·like \-ˌlīk\

: done with the skill expected of a good worker or performer but usually not in very exciting or impressive way

Full Definition of WORKMANLIKE

:  characterized by the skill and efficiency typical of a good workman <workmanlike thoroughness>; also :  competent and skillful but not outstanding or original <an adequate … reporter who turned out workmanlike copy — Tom Clancy>


  1. He did a workmanlike job on the boat.
  2. She showed workmanlike thoroughness in everything she did.

First Known Use of WORKMANLIKE



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