from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not in a profession.
- adj. Not a qualified member of a professional group.
- adj. Not conforming to the standards of a profession: unprofessional behavior.
- adj. Characteristic of an amateur; inexpert.
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- adj. unbecoming of a professional; hence inappropriate in the workplace
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not pertaining to one's profession.
- Not belonging to a profession: as, an unprofessional man.
- Not befitting a certain profession or a member of a profession; not in keeping with the rules of a certain profession: as, unprofessional conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
Most nurses are groomed and institutionalized to believe that unions are bad and unprofessional (anytime a nurse hears the term unprofessional, it is usually from management in an attempt to control behavior).
She condemned what she called unprofessional reporting by some newspapers which incite some political parties to cause civil strife in the country.
In a Jan. 12 letter to the Clarksville School superintendent and junior high school principal, Coach James "Jake" Hudson apologized for what he called unprofessional comments he made to other school employees.
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens apologized for what she called the unprofessional conduct of staff members, but stressed the opinions revealed by the text messages had nothing to do with the increased security at the next board meeting.
Roebuck takes Gayle to the cleaners for what he calls his unprofessional approach to matters cricket in the Caribbean.
You may call it unprofessional, I call it anti-wage slavery.
In today's corporate world we call it unprofessional or bad judgement at any rate, it is a true show of character and root of our nation's real issues ...
When an artist complains about the lack of opportunities they are usually called unprofessional, immature, untalented, bitter, jealous, etc.
Robbie conceded he had lost his temper, a move he called unprofessional, and said he would like Tshabalala-Msimang to appear on the show again to clarify policy on the illness.
With equal emphasis would I characterize as unprofessional the framing of specifications calling for patented or controlled specialties when, to deceive the client, bids are invited.