Synonyms of professional


1. professional, professional person, adult, grownup

usage: a person engaged in one of the learned professions

2. professional, pro, athlete, jock

usage: an athlete who plays for pay

3. master, professional, authority

usage: an authority qualified to teach apprentices


1. professional (vs. nonprofessional), nonrecreational, paid, professed(prenominal)

usage: engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the 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"

2. professional

usage: of or relating to or suitable as a profession; "professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"

3. professional (vs. unprofessional)

usage: characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"

4. professional

usage: of or relating to a profession; "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"

5. professional, white-collar (vs. blue-collar)

usage: engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"

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Definition and meaning of professional (Dictionary)