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businesslike

busi·ness·like

businesslike

 
pronunciation:
bIz nihs laIk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having qualities useful in business; serious; efficient; systematic.
In this job, it's good to get along with people, but it is more important to be businesslike.
synonyms:
efficient, pragmatic, serious, systematic
similar words:
orderly, precise, thorough
Word Parts
The word businesslike contains the following part:
-like Old English adjective-forming suffix that means similar to, in the manner of
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The suffix -like attaches primarily to English nouns to form adjectives.