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English adjective: professional

1. professional engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood


SamplesThe professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications.
Began her professional career after the Olympics.
Professional theater.
Professional football.
A professional cook.
Professional actors and athletes.


Similarnonrecreational, paid, professed


Antonymsnonprofessional

2. professional of or relating to or suitable as a profession


SamplesProfessional organizations.
A professional field such as law.

3. professional characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession


SamplesProfessional conduct.
Professional ethics.
A thoroughly professional performance.


Antonymsunprofessional

4. professional of or relating to a profession


SamplesWe need professional advice.
Professional training.
Professional equipment for his new office.

5. professional engaged in by members of a profession


SamplesProfessional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching.


Similarwhite-collar


Antonymsblue-collar


English noun: professional

1. professional (person) a person engaged in one of the learned professions


Synonymsprofessional person


Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup


Narrower (hyponym)attorney, bibliothec, careerist, caregiver, craftsman, critic, educator, health care provider, health professional, lawyer, librarian, PCP, pedagog, pedagogue, practician, practitioner, primary care provider, publisher, yuppie


Member meronymprofessional organisation, professional organization

2. professional (person) an athlete who plays for pay


Synonymspro


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock


Narrower (hyponym)free agent, semipro, semiprofessional


Antonymsamateur

3. professional (person) an authority qualified to teach apprentices


Synonymsmaster


Broader (hypernym)authority


Narrower (hyponym)past master









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