Definition of businesslike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪznɪslʌɪk/


1Having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one’s work or a task: his brisk, businesslike tone
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  • We believe we should get a more professional, businesslike approach as a result of that, and I believe there will be a closer look at roading and the rail-track.
  • Last week, with scarcely a lifted eyebrow, that changed to the more businesslike approach that we are all grown-ups together and should behave as such.
  • We have seen a change over the last probably 10 or so years to a certainly more businesslike approach to pastoral enterprises.
1.1(Of clothing, furniture, etc.) designed or appearing to be practical rather than decorative: a businesslike grey suit
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  • Although the navy blue suit no longer rules the business fashion world, businesslike clothing is making a comeback.
  • He was tall, had shoulder-length black hair, and wore a very businesslike suit with a white shirt and a black and white stripped tie, which made him look like a stern president of a very large corporation.
  • Madeline was dressed professionally and fashionably, in a businesslike skirt and blouse.

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