subprofessional

[ suhb-pruh-fesh-uh-nl ]
/ ˌsʌb prəˈfɛʃ ə nl /

adjective

being below professional standards: subprofessional health care.

noun


Nearby words

  1. subpopulation,
  2. subpotency,
  3. subprimal,
  4. subprime,
  5. subprincipal,
  6. subprogram,
  7. subpubic angle,
  8. subpurlin,
  9. subquarter,
  10. subquarterly

Origin of subprofessional

First recorded in 1940–45; sub- + professional

Related formssub·pro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverb

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