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Synonyms of 'professional'

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in the sense of maestro
Definition
any master of an art
the maestro's delightful first show
Synonyms
wonk (informal),
fundi (South Africa)
in the sense of master
Definition
a person with exceptional skill at a certain thing
He is a master at blocking progress.
Synonyms
pro (informal),
ace (informal),
grandmaster,
doyen,
dab hand (British, informal),
wonk (informal),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa)
in the sense of masterly
Definition
showing great skill
They gave a masterly performance.
in the sense of past master
Definition
a person with a talent for or experience in a particular activity
He is a past master at manipulating the media.
Synonyms
ace (informal),
dab hand (British, informal)
in the sense of polished
Definition
done or performed well or professionally
a polished performance
in the sense of practised
Definition
expert or skilled because of long experience in a skill or field
a practised and experienced surgeon
in the sense of proficient
Definition
skilled
Many Egyptians are proficient in foreign languages.
in the sense of skilled
skilled workers, such as plumbers
Synonyms
trained,
tasty (British, informal),
a dab hand at (British, informal)
in the sense of slick
Definition
skilfully devised or executed
a slick gear change
in the sense of specialist
Definition
a person who is an expert in a particular activity or subject
a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
Synonyms
buff (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
hotshot (informal),
wonk (informal),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa)

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