- not a member of or trained in a specific profession.
- Sports. not offering or engaged in for payment or a monetary prize; amateur: a nonprofessional league; a nonprofessional player.
- a person who is not a professional.
- an amateur athlete.
Origin of nonprofessional
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Examples from the Web for non-professional
They speak for the anxieties of many people in the non-professional middle classes.Answering Your Questions
March 23, 2012
The fourth, “Kontakthof,” was filmed without an audience, with members of the company as well as with non-professional dancers.Wim Wenders Talks About His 3-D Pina Bausch Documentary
December 23, 2011
For now the disturbing element of non-professional membership was permitted.Art in England
All four of the non-professional seamen came with him when he returned.Creatures of the Abyss
There is a limit in size beyond which the non-professional will not be able to go.The Potter's Craft
Charles F. Binns
The figures just given cover most classes of non-professional work.
It is the objection of the non-professional officer, and cannot be entertained.The African Colony
- not of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in a profession
- not undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid
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