Synonyms of 'professional'
in the sense of authority
an expert in a particular fieldProfessor Ahmed is an authority on Russian affairs.
in the sense of boffin
a scientist or experta bumbling computer boffin
in the sense of buff
an expert on or devotee of a given subjectShe is a real film buff.
in the sense of competent
having sufficient skill or knowledgeHe was a loyal and very competent civil servant.
in the sense of dab hand
a person who is particularly skilled at somethingShe was a dab hand at solving difficult puzzles.
in the sense of efficient
working or producing effectively without wasting effort, energy, or moneya highly efficient worker
in the sense of experienced
skilful or knowledgeable as a result of having done something many times beforea team made up of experienced professionals
in the sense of finished
in the sense of fundi
an expertThe local fundi are wonderfully adept and have created a car adapted to hunting.
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Thesaurus for professional from the Collins English Thesaurus
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