workmanly

adjective

work·​man·​ly ˈwərk-mən-lē How to pronounce workmanly (audio)

Examples of workmanly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team, led by Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (who previously collaborated on Over My Dead Body), with further reporting by Natalia Winkelman, approaches every beat of the investigative documentary process with clinical precision and workmanly competence. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 7 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of workmanly was in the 15th century

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“Workmanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workmanly. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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