businesslike


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busi·ness·like

 (bĭz′nĭs-līk′)
adj.
1. Showing or having characteristics advantageous to or of use in business; methodical and systematic.
2. Purposeful; earnest.
3. Practical; unemotional: The couple maintained a businesslike attitude toward their divorce.

businesslike

(ˈbɪznɪsˌlaɪk)
adj
1. efficient and methodical
2. earnest or severe

busi•ness•like

(ˈbɪz nɪsˌlaɪk)

adj.
1. showing attributes prized in business, as practicality, thoroughness, and purposefulness.
2. efficient but impersonal.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.businesslike - exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
2.businesslike - not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
purposeful - serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal

businesslike

businesslike

adjective
Marked by sober sincerity:
Idiom: in earnest.
Translations
مُنَظَّم، بِطَريقَةٍ عَمَليَّه
praktickývěcnývýkonný
forretningsagtig
skipulegur, markviss
işbilirpratik

businesslike

[ˈbɪznɪslaɪk] ADJ [approach, transaction, firm, person, manner] → formal, serio

businesslike

[ˈbɪznɪslaɪk] adj [person] → sérieux/euse, efficace; [way] → professionnel(le)business loan nprêt m professionnelbusiness lunch ndéjeuner m d'affaires

businesslike

adj person, firm (= good at doing business)geschäftstüchtig; person, mannergeschäftsmäßig; transactiongeschäftlich; (= efficient) person, prosekühl und sachlich, nüchtern; I want something businesslike (when buying clothes) → ich möchte etwas Schickes für die Arbeit

businesslike

[ˈbɪznɪsˌlaɪk] adj (approach, transaction) → efficiente; (firm, company) → serio/a; (person, manner) → pratico/a, efficiente

business

(ˈbiznis) noun
1. occupation; buying and selling. Selling china is my business; The shop does more business at Christmas than at any other time.
2. a shop, a firm. He owns his own business.
3. concern. Make it your business to help him; Let's get down to business (= Let's start the work etc that must be done).
ˈbusinesslike adjective
practical; alert and prompt. a businesslike approach to the problem; She is very businesslike.
ˈbusinessmanfeminine ˈbusinesswoman noun
a person who makes a living from some form of trade or commerce, not from one of the professions.
on business
in the process of doing business or something official.
References in classic literature ?
And when he killed for revenge, or in self-defense, he did that also without hysteria, for it was a very businesslike proceeding which admitted of no levity.
He--with his temperament as I know it--he has become careful and businesslike, a first-rate manager, he positively reckons every penny in his management of the land.
Here and there they would stop to inspect a bunch of cattle, and there would be a parley, brief and businesslike.
Why, from the pleasant and businesslike manner in which the transaction is carried out, it might be a large purchase in the three per cents.
At that moment, with noiseless footsteps and with the businesslike, preoccupied, yet meekly Christian look which never left her face, Anna Mikhaylovna entered the hall.
The woman, who had sent them out of Razumov's way apparently, spoke in a businesslike voice.
If Miss Bordereau suspected me of ulterior aims she would suspect me less if I should be businesslike, and yet I consented not to be so.
Bucket, dismissing his agreeable manner all at once and becoming strictly businesslike, "you've got that will upon your person at the present time, and the only thing that remains for you to do is just to out with it
Morse spoke briskly, in matter-of-fact, businesslike tones.
It was a businesslike letter, and stated frankly what he would do for them and what he would not do.
Let us know all about it first,' said the surgeon, continuing his examination with a businesslike delight in it, 'before we pronounce.
Not exactly, Fred,' replied the imperturable Richard, continuing to write with a businesslike air.

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