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Definitions for businesslike
ˈbɪz nɪsˌlaɪkbusi·nesslike

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. businesslikeadjective

    exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business

  2. businesslike, earnestadjective

    not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal


  1. businesslikeadjective

    Methodical and efficient, in a way that would be advantageous to a business or businessperson

  2. businesslikeadjective

    Earnest and practical without being distracted or enthusiastic


  1. businesslike

    Businesslike refers to a manner, approach, or attitude that is efficient, practical, systematic, organized, professional, and typically serious or unemotional. It suggests adherence to formal protocols, procedures and decorum commonly associated with conducting business. In essence, a businesslike approach is focused on achieving objectives with minimum waste of time and resources.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Businesslikeadjective

    in the manner of one transacting business wisely and by right methods

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of businesslike in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of businesslike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of businesslike in a Sentence

  1. Timothy Kirkhope:

    It was very matter of fact, businesslike, she has this ability to not let on too much where her negotiations might be going ... If she were a poker player I would probably have some reservations about taking her on.

  2. James Shanahan:

    It felt much more businesslike and detached, and lost some of the wisdom that made it so entertaining.

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