1. not characteristic of or suitable for a good workman
    an unworkmanlike tool
    an unworkmanlike result
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How To Use unworkmanlike In A Sentence

  • an unworkmanlike tool
  • An oval or round patch is unworkmanlike and does not wear well. Textiles and Clothing
  • This method is extremely costly and unworkmanlike. Elements of Plumbing
  • Confronted therefore with the opportunity, or the need, for a change of habit, in the course of a migration for example, they must either refuse it, like a shy horse, or (if they accept it) enter on their new career imperfectly trained, and extemporizing adjustments here and there in very unworkmanlike fashion. The Unity of Civilization
  • That is to say, if any spaces exist between adjacent luminaires, light will shine through the apertures or spaces resulting in an unsightly and unworkmanlike appearance of the finished assembly.
  • In other designs the means of access to the rear ends of the tubes are of a makeshift and unworkmanlike character. Steam, Its Generation and Use
  • The defendants allegedly collected down payments from consumers at the time the contracts were signed and then either failed to begin the work or performed work in a shoddy and unworkmanlike manner.
  • an unworkmanlike result
  • The floors were all single and laid in so unworkmanlike manner that I could often see the ground beneath, when the carpets were not on the floor; and they are always taken up in the summer, to make the apartments cooler. The Romance of the Civil War
  • The court concludes the defendant breached the contract with the plaintiff by using inappropriate materials and installing the posts and rails in an unworkmanlike manner.
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