craftsmanlike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

craftsman +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

craftsmanlike (comparative more craftsmanlike, superlative most craftsmanlike)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a craftsman
    • 1988 March 4, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “The House on Carroll Street”, Chicago Reader:
      Peter Yates, a craftsmanlike director who is generally at the mercy of his scripts, does a creditable job with a romantic thriller screenplay by former blacklisted writer Walter Bernstein [] .

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