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adjective. ['prəˈfɛʃənəl'] engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood.
Rhymes with Professional
How do you pronounce professional?
Pronounce professional as prəˈfɛʃənəl.
US - How to pronounce professional in American English
UK - How to pronounce professional in British English
Sentences with professional
A professional teacher should know how to listen as well as he can speak.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Determining the cause of a tired child takes patience and may require a health care professional's assistance.
Quotes about professional
1. Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.
- Kenneth Lonergan
2. I try and tell all the kids that I meet that hope to be amazing one day and be a professional athlete or a doctor or a lawyer or whatever they want to be. I tell them they can do all that because Tourette's won't stop them.
- Tim Howard
3. Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring - an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.
- John Updike
noun. ['prəˈfɛʃənəl'] a person engaged in one of the learned professions.
adjective. ['prəˈfɛʃənəl'] engaged in by members of a profession.
noun. ['prəˈfɛʃənəl'] an authority qualified to teach apprentices.