professional

[pruh-fesh-uh-nl]

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. profert,
  2. profess,
  3. professed,
  4. professedly,
  5. profession,
  6. professional association,
  7. professional corporation,
  8. professional foul,
  9. professional standards review organization,
  10. professionalism

Origin of professional

First recorded in 1740–50; profession + -al1

Related formspro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·pro·fes·sion·al, adjectivein·ter·pro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·pro·fes·sion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-professional

professional

adjective

of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in as a profession
engaging in an activity for gain or as a means of livelihood
  1. extremely competent in a job, etc
  2. (of a piece of work or anything performed) produced with competence or skill
undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid

noun

a person who belongs to or engages in one of the professions
a person who engages for his livelihood in some activity also pursued by amateurs
a person who engages in an activity with great competence
an expert player of a game who gives instruction, esp to members of a club by whom he is hired
Derived Formsprofessionally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for pseudo-professional
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