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
Examples of workmanlike in a Sentence
He did a workmanlike job on the boat.
She showed workmanlike thoroughness in everything she did.
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But in FC Cincinnati’s 2-0 workmanlike performance over Saint Louis FC on Saturday night at Nippert Stadium, there was no getting around his influence on the match.
To provide some recourse if the job proves to be obviously substandard, contracts should contain a phrase to the effect that the contractor will complete the project in a workmanlike and professional manner.
Tyler Holton (10-3), who pitched a workmanlike 7 1/3 innings, took the loss.
His quiet, workmanlike demeanor has earned respect.
Someone like Ben Whishaw would have been able to hold his own in scenes with Weisz, but the workmanlike Claflin recedes to such an extent that the movie tilts toward her.
As is also typical, the movie (directed by the TV veteran Dianne Houston) is a visually workmanlike, episodically structured look at the perils of fame that will offend few but enrapture only devoted fans.
Inouye-Perez said Garcia’s workmanlike approach reminds her of Lisa Fernandez, the UCLA assistant coach who was a four-time All-American and two-time national champion as a Bruin before going on to win three Olympic gold medals.
Service at tables is efficient, but less warm and more workmanlike.
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