businesslike

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adjective busi·ness·like \ˈbiz-nəs-ˌlīk, -nəz-\

Definition of businesslike

  1. 1 :  exhibiting qualities believed to be advantageous in business

  2. 2 :  serious, purposeful

Examples of businesslike in a sentence

  1. His businesslike approach to the dispute was very helpful.

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First Known Use of businesslike

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BUSINESSLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

businesslike

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adjective busi·ness·like \ˈbiz-nəs-ˌlīk, -nəz-\

Definition of businesslike for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing qualities that are considered good in business : serious, polite, and practical

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