Definition of businesslike adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɪznəslaɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪznəslaɪk//
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(of a person) working in an efficient and organized way and not wasting time or thinking about personal things She adopted a brisk businesslike tone.Extra examples a very businesslike manner She adopted a brisk, businesslike tone. Their relationship remained strictly businesslike. Wearing the suit made him feel more businesslike.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: businesslike