nonprofessional


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non·pro·fes·sion·al

 (nŏn′prə-fĕsh′ə-nəl)
n.
One who is not a professional.

non′pro·fes′sion·al adj.
non′pro·fes′sion·al·ly adv.

nonprofessional

(ˌnɒnprəˈfɛʃənəl)
adj
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

nonprofessional

noun
One lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit:
adjective
Lacking the required professional skill:
Translations

nonprofessional

[ˈnɒnprəˈfɛʃnl] adj & ndilettante (m/f)
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