Definition of professed in English:

professed

Syllabification: pro·fessed
Pronunciation: /prəˈfest/

adjective

1(Of a quality, feeling, or belief) claimed or asserted openly but often falsely: for all her professed populism, she was seen as remote from ordinary people
More example sentences
  • Could we not argue instead that his professed beliefs merely reflect the needs of the hour?
  • The way this has been announced contrasts sharply with their professed belief in partnership.
  • They could call me to account when my actions didn't match my professed beliefs.
Synonyms
claimed, supposed, ostensible, self-styled, apparent, pretended, purported
2(Of a person) self-acknowledged or openly declared to be: a professed and conforming Anglican
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  • A professed lesbian and the only daughter to have left home, she is now a successful university professor who has no intentions of leaving her life in Minneapolis.
  • The Malaysian-born Sebastian is a Pentecostal Christian teacher from Adelaide, and professed virgin.
  • How many professed atheists are there in Congress?
Synonyms
declared, self-acknowledged, self-confessed, confessed, sworn, avowed, confirmed
2.1(Of a monk or nun) having taken the vows of a religious order.
More example sentences
  • Thérèse also made a vow, informally as a young child, and formally on two occasions as a professed Carmelite nun, to refuse nothing to Jesus.
  • For many nuns their status as a professed religious did not necessarily obviate access to various parts of familial patrimony.
  • In 1515 an attempt by several individuals to circumvent the inheritance of the daughters of Francisco de Cueto and Juana de Ochoa, professed nuns at Santa Catalina, was uncovered.

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