Definition of nonprofessional in English:


Syllabification: non·pro·fes·sion·al
Pronunciation: /ˌnänprəˈfeSHənəl


  • 1Relating to or engaged in a paid occupation that does not require advanced education or training: nonprofessional grades of staff
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    • On the other hand, non-professional workers value communication, want praise and reward and to work in an open environment where they can discuss grievances and personal problems.
    • Some 56 per cent of non-professional drivers said they drank at such dinners before driving.
    • I attend a church that has a majority of its members working in non-professional fields.
  • 1.1Relating to or engaged in an activity (especially an interest or hobby) that is not a person’s main paid occupation: nonprofessional actors
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    • It is a scary experience working with non-professional actors, because there's no technique there.
    • The story is then dramatized by non-professional actors, though the nature of the tale changes with the tellers.
    • These characters, played by non-professional actors, are not caricatured in any way.


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  • A nonprofessional person.
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    • Exorcists can be divided into two categories: professional and non-professionals.
    • There's plenty of room for professionals and non-professionals to blog.
    • Apparently the entire cast is composed of non-professionals - well, it worked for The Bicycle Thief.

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