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From Middle English *workly, *werklich, from Old English *weorclīċ ("suitable for work"; attested in unweorclīċ), equivalent to work +‎ -ly. Compare Scots warkly(diligent, industrious), West Frisian werklik(real, actual), Dutch werkelijk(real, actual, factual, effective), German wirklich(real, actual, true, substantial), Swedish verklig(real, actual, true).


workly ‎(comparative more workly, superlative most workly)

  1. (philosophy, art, linguistics) Of, pertaining to, or performing some action or work; performative.
    workly nature
  2. (Britain dialectal) Diligent; industrious; given to work.

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