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Synonyms of 'professional'

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in the sense of authority
Definition
an expert in a particular field
Professor Ahmed is an authority on Russian affairs.
Synonyms
ace (informal),
buff (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
hotshot (informal),
fundi (South Africa)
in the sense of boffin
Definition
a scientist or expert
a bumbling computer boffin
Synonyms
brain(s) (informal),
intellect (informal),
rocket scientist (informal),
wonk (informal),
brainbox,
bluestocking (derogatory),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa)
in the sense of buff
Definition
an expert on or devotee of a given subject
She is a real film buff.
Synonyms
fan,
freak (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
fiend (informal),
grandmaster,
hotshot (informal),
wonk (informal),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa)
in the sense of competent
Definition
having sufficient skill or knowledge
He was a loyal and very competent civil servant.
in the sense of dab hand
Definition
a person who is particularly skilled at something
She was a dab hand at solving difficult puzzles.
Synonyms
ace (informal),
buff (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
hotshot (informal),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa),
dabster (dialect)
in the sense of efficient
Definition
working or producing effectively without wasting effort, energy, or money
a highly efficient worker
in the sense of experienced
Definition
skilful or knowledgeable as a result of having done something many times before
a team made up of experienced professionals
in the sense of finished
in the sense of fundi
Definition
an expert
The local fundi are wonderfully adept and have created a car adapted to hunting.
Synonyms
pro (informal),
ace (informal),
buff (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
hotshot (informal),
dab hand (British, informal),
wonk (informal),
maven (US)
in the sense of guru
Definition
a leader or adviser of a person or group of people
fashion gurus dictating crazy ideas
Synonyms
Svengali,
torchbearer,
fundi (South Africa)

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