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One who is not a professional.
1. not of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in a profession
2. not undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid
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|Adj.||1.||nonprofessional - not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain; "the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"; "nonprofessional actors"|
professional - 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"