American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is not a professional.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not belonging to a profession; not done by or proceeding from professional men.
- Hence, not proper to be done by a member of the profession concerned; unprofessional.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not belonging to a profession.
- adj. Not done by, or proceeding from, professional men; contrary to professional usage; unprofessional.
- adj. not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain
“Another and oftentimes fatal mistake made by the nonprofessional is the indiscriminate and reckless use of aconite.”
“There is nothing to be gained by a "nonprofessional" exchange.”
“nonprofessional" workers the federal minimum wage.”
“Mozzarella, chèvre , yogurt and butter are joining home-made pickles, preserves, bread and beer as do-it-yourself projects that even nonprofessional cooks will try.”
“Played with a slow-burning intensity by nonprofessional actor Youssouf Djaoro, who also starred in Mr. Haroun's third film "Daratt" 2006, Champion proves less heroic than his name when he sacrifices his son's future for the sake of his cushy job.”
“Using some nonprofessional actors to play parts (including the two protagonists) definitely lends an air of authenticity to the settings.”
“If we love this kind of compromised, nonprofessional reviewing, we know where to find it.”
“While a nonprofessional can do the job with good advice, says Stephen M. Breitstone , a partner at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone in Mineola, N.Y., ideally, it's not a role "for amateurs.”
“A manufactured solidarity between credentialed public school teachers and nonprofessional public employees disserves teachers and students alike.”
“Since then most of my nonprofessional trips to Europe have been in the company of my schoolteacher sister and brother-in-law, who have made organizing these tours something of a hobby.”
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