workmanly
adjective Date: 1545 workmanlike

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Workmanly — Work man*ly, a. Becoming a skillful workman; skillful; well performed; workmanlike. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Workmanly — Work man*ly, adv. In a skillful manner; in a manner becoming a skillful workman. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • workmanly — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English warkmanly, from werkman, warkman workman + ly, adverb suffix archaic : in a skillful manner so workmanly the blood and tears are drawn Shakespeare II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • workmanly — a. See workmanlike …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • workmanly — work·man·ly …   English syllables

  • workmanlike — /werrk meuhn luyk /, adj. 1. like or befitting a workman. 2. skillful; well executed: a workmanlike piece of writing. Also, workmanly. [1400 50; late ME werkmanlike. See WORKMAN, LIKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unworkmanlike — a. Unskilful, inartistic, not workmanlike or workmanly, unbecoming a workman …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • workmanlike — a. Skilful, workmanly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • workmanlike — /ˈwɜkmənlaɪk/ (say werkmuhnluyk) adjective 1. like or befitting a good workman; skilful; well executed. 2. efficient, smart, or businesslike. –adverb 3. in a manner characteristic of a good workman. Also, workmanly …   Australian English dictionary

  • workmanlike — [wʉrk′mənlīk΄] adj. characteristic of a good workman; skillful: also workmanly …   English World dictionary

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