businesslike
adjective Date: 1791 1. exhibiting qualities believed to be advantageous in business 2. serious, purposeful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • businesslike — busi‧ness‧like [ˈbɪzns laɪk] adjective COMMERCE practical and effective in the way you work and organize things, or in your behaviour and appearance: • an attempt to run the department in a businesslike way • Wearing a suit makes me feel more… …   Financial and business terms

  • Businesslike — Busi ness*like (b[i^]z n[e^]s*l[imac]k ), a. In the manner of one transacting business wisely and by right methods; practical and efficient. [1913 Webster] 2. serious and purposeful. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • businesslike — index commercial, diligent, formal, professional (stellar), prompt, systematic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • businesslike — [adj] efficient, professional accomplished, careful, concentrated, correct, diligent, direct, disciplined, earnest, effective, enterprising, expeditious, hardworking, industrious, intent, matter of fact, methodical, orderly, organized,… …   New thesaurus

  • businesslike — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ efficient and practical …   English terms dictionary

  • businesslike — [biz′nizlīk΄, biz′nis′līk΄] adj. having the qualities needed in business; efficient, methodical, etc …   English World dictionary

  • businesslike — adj. VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ keep sth ▪ I d rather keep the relationship strictly businesslike …   Collocations dictionary

  • businesslike — [[t]bɪ̱znəslaɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as businesslike, you mean that they deal with things in an efficient way without wasting time. Mr. Penn sounds quite businesslike... This activity was carried on in a businesslike manner.… …   English dictionary

  • businesslike — busi|ness|like [ˈbıznıs laık] adj effective and practical in the way that you do things ▪ a businesslike manner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • businesslike — busi|ness|like [ bıznəs,laık ] adjective serious and effective in the way you deal with things: EFFICIENT: Alan chaired the meeting in a very businesslike way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • businesslike — adjective effective and practical in the way that you do things: a businesslike manner …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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