Synonyms of 'professional'
of a professionprofessional people like doctors and engineers
displaying a high level of competence or skillShe told me we'd done a really professional job.
The faces of the waxworks are modelled by expert sculptors.
experienced, , ,
a team made up of experienced professionals
They gave a masterly performance.
a highly efficient worker
a polished performance
a practised and experienced surgeon
one of the most accomplished authors of our time
a slick gear change
He was a loyal and very competent civil servant.
tasty (British, informal),
He is an adept guitar player.
Many Egyptians are proficient in foreign languages.
taking part in an activity, such as sport or music, as a means of livelihoodHe spent several years as a professional football player.
a professional persona dedicated professional
an expert in computer graphics
Professor Ahmed is an authority on Russian affairs.
He is a master at blocking progress.
a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
fashion gurus dictating crazy ideas
She is a real film buff.
a mathematical wizard at Harvard University
He was an adept at getting people to talk confidentially to him.
Simon's a whizz at card tricks.
the maestro's delightful first show
China's foremost piano virtuoso
boffin (British, informal), ,
a bumbling computer boffin
He is a past master at manipulating the media.
dab hand (British, informal), ,
She was a dab hand at solving difficult puzzles.
fundi (South Africa)
The local fundi are wonderfully adept and have created a car adapted to hunting.
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in the sense of accomplished
expert or proficientone of the most accomplished authors of our time
in the sense of adept
proficient in something requiring skillHe is an adept guitar player.
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