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I served as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a role to which I was appointed by President Bill Clinton, where I initiated a strategic assessment that put the agency on a more businesslike footing.

He’s businesslike, as is necessary, but his kindness radiates like an interstellar force.

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While there is a good amount of science-and-businesslike dialogue here, the antsy insistence on “play” overshadows it.

In an absurd contract, look into the criminal world where the stakes are high but the methods are increasingly businesslike, and meet the people who interact with the ransomware hackers.

They were just very businesslike, and I think a lot of that comes from our senior class being very dialed in.

Furry asked, looking at Charley with serious, businesslike gray eyes.

But there should be sufficient common ground to enable at the very least a businesslike approach.

The Bangkok “fish tank” bordello is glitzy and businesslike.

“It still causes a great deal of emotion,” Oprah went on in businesslike fashion.

She combines the romanticism in Steve with the sort of sensible businesslike side of Steve.

Barbara Sutton stood in the doorway, a small but businesslike revolver in her hand.

His dealings with the Continental princes, mainly in regard to shipping and commerce, were conciliatory and businesslike.

The thousands of tourists who come annually are handled in a most businesslike manner.

Mabel Andrews came once to a meeting and in businesslike fashion explained the Red Cross dressings and gave a lesson in bandaging.

"I'll get my coat and hat," Sara Lee said, and proceeded to do so in a brisk and businesslike fashion.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to businesslike, such as: diligent, disciplined, earnest, expeditious, matter-of-fact, and methodical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.