nonprofessional

adjective
non·​pro·​fes·​sion·​al | \ ˌnän-prə-ˈfesh-nəl How to pronounce nonprofessional (audio) , -ˈfe-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of nonprofessional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not professional: such as
a : not belonging to or trained in a particular profession overtime pay for nonprofessional employees nonprofessional jobs
b : engaging in or practicing some craft or art without previous training or professional status : amateur a nonprofessional actor

nonprofessional

noun
plural nonprofessionals

Definition of nonprofessional (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who is not a professional: such as
a : someone who does not belong to or possess training in a particular profession the role of nonprofessionals in mental health care
b : someone who engages in or practices some craft or art without previous training or professional status a cooking class for nonprofessionals a cast of mostly nonprofessionals

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Other Words from nonprofessional

Noun

nonprofessionally adverb
has been singing nonprofessionally for many years

Synonyms & Antonyms for nonprofessional

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of nonprofessional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective This is precisely the type of situation that United States regulators have tried to avoid by prohibiting cryptocurrency exchanges like FTX from selling high-risk futures to nonprofessional investors in the United States. New York Times, 23 July 2021 More companies with steep financial challenges are seeking a lifeline from equity markets, eager to capitalize on the surge of interest in stock buying from nonprofessional investors. Alexander Gladstone, WSJ, 20 June 2021 There were already many companies, such as E-Trade, that offered low-cost stock trades to nonprofessional investors, but they weren’t designed to function well on mobile devices. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Zhao's film, populated by nonprofessional actors, was made for less than $5 million. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Apr. 2021 Zhao's film, populated by nonprofessional actors, was made for less than $5 million. Jake Coyle, Chron, 25 Apr. 2021 Zhao's film, populated by nonprofessional actors, was made for less than $5 million. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Apr. 2021 Zhao's film, populated by nonprofessional actors, was made for less than $5 million. Jake Coyle, Chron, 25 Apr. 2021 Zhao’s film, populated by nonprofessional actors, was made for less than $5 million. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Since the global coronavirus quarantine began, there has been a lot of performing on social media by professionals and nonprofessionals alike. Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2020 That stacks high odds against nonprofessionals like myself being able to pick stock market winners. Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2019 At the Marathon bombing, for example, 27 improvised tourniquets, such as belts, were applied by nonprofessionals. Felice J. Freyer, BostonGlobe.com, 9 May 2018 Buying individual bonds can be challenging for nonprofessionals, but investors could also consider an ETF that invests in short-term government bonds, says Nikolaas Schuurmans, founder of advisory firm Pure Portfolios in Portland, Ore. Michael A. Pollock, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2018 The actors are nonprofessionals playing versions of themselves — members of a Native American family that has seen its share of hardship. A.o. Scott, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2018 Much of this has already occurred in North Carolina, but policies and practices that explicitly frame teachers as nonprofessionals threaten to worsen these outcomes. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2018 Still, Eastwood has used nonprofessionals before, albeit in supporting roles in Gran Torino. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2018 The actors are nonprofessionals playing versions of themselves. Jonas Carpignano, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nonprofessional

Adjective

1816, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1872, in the meaning defined above

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30 Aug 2021

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“Nonprofessional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonprofessional. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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