Definition of "unprofessional" []

  • Not in a profession. (adjective)
  • Not a qualified member of a professional group. (adjective)
  • Not conforming to the standards of a profession: unprofessional behavior. (adjective)
  • Characteristic of an amateur; inexpert. (adjective)
  • Contrary to the accepted code of conduct of a profession (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Amateur (adjective)
  • Not belonging to or having the required qualifications for a profession (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "unprofessional" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "Roebuck takes Gayle to the cleaners for what he calls his unprofessional approach to matters cricket in the Caribbean."