unprofessional

adjective
un·​pro·​fes·​sion·​al | \ˌən-prə-ˈfesh-nəl, -ˈfe-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of unprofessional 

: not exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, or generally businesslike manner in the workplace : not professional unprofessional attire unprofessional comments

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For too long casual attitudes and unprofessional behavior has been accepted and tolerated in the Capitol. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Republican running for Oregon governor wants top state Dems to resign over sexual harassment at Capitol," 3 Aug. 2018 Getty Images Mindy Kaling made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and promptly accused the host of being unprofessional during his guest appearance on The Mindy Project. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Mindy Kaling Accuses Stephen Colbert of Being Unprofessional on 'The Mindy Project'," 8 Apr. 2016 His public slaying of Shaqiri's on field demeanour comes just days after his brother Gary, who is also working as a pundit but for ITV, labelled Shaqiri as 'unprofessional' during a similar rant about the Stoke City star. SI.com, "Phil Neville Brands Liverpool Target a 'Disgrace' After Brother Gary Calls Him 'Unprofessional'," 3 July 2018 Meek Mill’s lawyers have asked Pennsylvania’s highest court to remove a judge from his long-running criminal case, accusing her of bias and blasting her conduct as unprofessional. Washington Post, "Meek Mill’s lawyers ask court to remove judge from his case," 5 June 2018 In reply, Russia denounced Johnson as unprofessional. Bloomberg.com, "Boris Johnson: Putin Glorifying Hosting World Cup Is ‘Sickening’," 21 Mar. 2018 Gilbert’s, and especially Manziel’s, unprofessional behavior was sometimes shocking, but never surprising. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "True NFL Draft Grades: 2014 Draft, Four Years Later," 8 May 2018 But Hunter has been dogged by serious legal and ethics scandals, accused of having inappropriate relationships with women, drinking on the job, and other unprofessional conduct, which his office has denied. Tara Golshan, Vox, "June 5 primary: live results for key races in California, New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico, Iowa, and Montana," 5 June 2018 The law will classify the practice as unprofessional conduct. CBS News, "Maryland bans "gay conversion therapy" for minors," 16 May 2018

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1770, in the meaning defined above

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