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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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.
The result of a secret design contest, its components were simple, inelegant, workmanlike.
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