Definition of workmanship in English:

workmanship

noun

mass noun
  • The degree of skill with which a product is made or a job done.

    ‘cracks on the motorway were caused by poor workmanship’
    • ‘People came from far and near to admire his workmanship and skill.’
    • ‘The hotel collapse was caused by poor workmanship and construction failure, he said Wednesday.’
    • ‘Rogue traders rarely do this, making it virtually impossible for someone to take action for poor workmanship.’
    • ‘The clothes involve a high degree of workmanship, every single piece is stitched with a lot embroidery.’
    • ‘However, with inexperienced crews and poor workmanship, the process usually took up to eight hours to complete.’
    • ‘Functional or ornamental, one could not deny their skill and workmanship.’
    • ‘A high standard of workmanship in fixtures and fittings is therefore an essential element in securing sales.’
    • ‘That story prompted a catalogue of complaints from disappointed new home buyers over delays and poor workmanship.’
    • ‘The letter went on to say poor workmanship was not covered under the insurance policy.’
    • ‘The company is opening showrooms all over the world and the standard of workmanship here is second to none.’
    • ‘Correspondingly, workmanship and artistry of a high order also appears to be an inborn gift of the people here.’
    • ‘Jarvis said it was worried about the damage to its reputation from accidents allegedly caused by poor workmanship.’
    • ‘If you had observed them, would you have felt that they were perhaps indicative of poor workmanship?’
    • ‘Poor workmanship by the decoration team may still make a mess of your house even though you have paid for good materials.’
    • ‘A bond for a single phase of a development may not be enough to correct poor workmanship on three or four phases.’
    • ‘The company was committed to providing quality cars and any evidence of poor workmanship would be fully investigated.’
    • ‘You are aware that due to the problems of poor workmanship on the electrical installation, this is not strictly correct.’
    • ‘He said the fire was caused by a faulty timer, and not poor workmanship.’
    • ‘As mentioned earlier, a considerable amount of work needed to be stripped out and redone as a result of poor workmanship previously.’
    • ‘The contractors who built the Workhouses were condemned for their poor workmanship and the using of cheap and bad material.’
    craftsmanship, artistry, craft, art, artisanship, handiwork, work
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Pronunciation

workmanship

/ˈwəːkmənʃɪp/