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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 pertaining to a profession.
I called a lawyer to get some professional advice.
antonyms:
nonprofessional
definition 2: involved in an occupation as a way of making a living.
Your sister has a nice voice, but I think we should hire a professional singer for the wedding.
antonyms:
amateur, nonprofessional
similar words:
career, working
definition 3: suitable to or typical of a person qualified for a particular profession.
A doctor needs to assume a professional attitude when talking with patients.Jeans don't seem like professional attire for a lawyer.She was becoming successful and needed a professional studio to do her painting.
antonyms:
amateur, lay, nonprofessional, unprofessional
definition 4: having or showing competence in the manner of a professional.
You did a really professional job on those cabinets!
antonyms:
amateur, amateurish, dilettante, nonprofessional, unprofessional
similar words:
accomplished
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person involved in one of the professions, such as a physician, teacher, or attorney.
His father wanted him to become a professional, but he was happy working on cars.
definition 2: a person who earns a living by doing a particular skilled job or performing in sports or the arts.
There is a lot more pressure on her now that she's a skating professional.
antonyms:
amateur
definition 3: a person who has or shows expertise in a particular field, especially one who is paid for work in this field.
You should hire a professional to do the electrical wiring on your house.This is obviously the work of a professional.
antonyms:
amateur, dilettante
similar words:
ace
derivation: professionally (adv.)
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