Definition of high profile in English:

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high profile

Pronunciation: /hī ˈprōˌfīl/

noun

[in singular]
A position of attracting much attention or publicity: people who have a high profile in the community
More example sentences
  • The Gurkhas have a high profile in Britain and a strong measure of public support for their cause.
  • Ministers are mindful of the high profile of the cocaine issue at this time.
  • In such a tiny parliamentary group and with such a high profile, it was the demands of the job which got to him after a decade at the top.

adjective

(high-profile)
Attracting much attention or publicity: a high-profile military presence
More example sentences
  • This was a high-profile public event, which would obviously attract media attention.
  • Many high-profile public health campaigns seem to be less about making us better than about making us good.
  • He is planning to enlist the support of high-profile public figures to campaign against the policy.
Synonyms
visible, conspicuous;
notorious, infamous
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