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professional

pro·fes·sion·al

professional

 
pronunciation:
pr fe sh nl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with a certain job or work.
The doctor gave me her professional advice.
definition 2: doing a job as a way of earning money to live.
He's so good at tennis that he's thinking of becoming a professional player.
antonyms:
amateur
similar words:
working
definition 3: suitable to or typical of a person qualified for a particular profession.
She has a professional studio where she does her art work.A doctor needs to talk to patients in a professional manner.
antonyms:
amateur
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who earns a living by doing a particular job or performing in sports or the arts.
He played football in high school and college, but now he's a professional.
antonyms:
amateur
definition 2: a person who has or shows skill in a particular field, especially one who is paid for work in this field.
Don't try to fix the car yourself; you should bring it to a professional.
antonyms:
amateur
similar words:
ace
derivation: professionally (adv.)
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