unbusinesslike

adjective
un·​busi·​ness·​like | \ ˌən-ˈbiz-nəs-ˌlīk How to pronounce unbusinesslike (audio) , -nəz- \

Definition of unbusinesslike

: lacking the qualities (such as polite seriousness and professionalism) considered appropriate for business or a businessperson : not businesslike unbusinesslike behavior an unbusinesslike person/personality

Examples of unbusinesslike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But your attempt to cajole lightly was unbusinesslike. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: Was my email to my colleagues offensive?," 4 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unbusinesslike

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbusinesslike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbusinesslike. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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