2. [syn: businesslike, earnest]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. serious and purposeful.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that
would be useful in business
2: not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "businesslike":
arranged, banausic, breadwinning, commercial, formal, habitual,
harmonious, in hand, materialistic, methodical, moneymaking,
normal, ordered, orderly, practical, prosaic, realistic, regular,
routine, steady, symmetrical, systematic, uniform, usual,
utilitarian, well-ordered, well-regulated, workaday, workday,