Definition of businesslike:
dexterous, earnest, hardworking, prompt, matter-of-fact, accustomed, sobersided, economical, solemn, dear, devout, heavy, effective, organized, direct, brisk, energetic, enterprising, serious, sincere, accomplished, impersonal, practiced, orderly, assiduous, vigorous, thorough, disciplined, in earnest, sedulous, work, careful, industrious, resolute, attentive, methodical, no-nonsense, efficient, systematic, painstaking, intent, expeditious, heartfelt, practical, skillful, diligent, serious, purposeful, professional.
- "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
Granvelle, in a businesslike manner, summed up the result of the negotiations, and Charles made no objection; but after he had said farewell to the Saxon prince, he remarked, with a smile which was difficult to interpret: " One thing more, my dear Prince.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- "His Second Wife", Ernest Poole.