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profanity vulgar, obscene, or irreverent language, or the use thereof; cursing or a curse. [2 definitions]
profess to claim or declare, esp. insincerely. [7 definitions]
professed openly admitted; acknowledged. [2 definitions]
professedly supposedly; allegedly. [2 definitions]
profession an occupation or career requiring advanced training or study. [4 definitions]
professional of or pertaining to a profession. [7 definitions]
professionalism the attitude, methods, or standards of a professional, esp. as opposed to those of an amateur.
professionalize to give a professional form, manner, or appearance to.
professionally as a person who is paid for using one's skill or talent. [2 definitions]
professor a university or college teacher in the highest academic rank. [2 definitions]
proffer to propose or tender; offer. [2 definitions]
proficiency skill; competence.
proficient adept or skilled, usu. as a result of study or practice.
profile an outline or view from the side, esp. of a human face and head. [5 definitions]
profit (often pl.) an amount of money yielded from an investment or business that exceeds the amount originally invested or paid out as expenses. [5 definitions]
profitable bringing profits. [2 definitions]
profiteer a person who gains excessive profits, esp. by selling scarce commodities at very high prices. [2 definitions]
profitless combined form of profit.
profit sharing a practice or plan in which all or part of a company's employees receive a share of the company's profits in addition to their regular wages.
profligate totally given over to immoral and shameful pursuits; dissolute. [3 definitions]
pro forma (Latin) for form; done only as a matter of form or for the sake of appearance.