Definition of unprofessional in English:

unprofessional

adjective

  • Below or contrary to the standards expected in a particular profession.

    ‘a report on unprofessional conduct’
    • ‘Complaints are mounting about the unprofessional job the contractors are doing.’
    • ‘Pot-smoking, careless, unprofessional, they seem to deserve all the horrors visited on them.’
    • ‘Therefore you need to get in quick while there offering a professional service for an unprofessional fee.’
    • ‘Anyway, all of that was the prelude to my slightly unprofessional response to that group this afternoon.’
    • ‘Can they not see how unprofessional it is to air their personal bias and grievances in supposed coverage of the Jazz City festival.’
    • ‘But yesterday Mr Roberts admitted unprofessional and incompetent conduct.’
    • ‘She has a recurring dream, she confides, in which she is a sloppy and unprofessional actress.’
    • ‘So much of the time we forget about how professional or unprofessional our appearance is.’
    • ‘This was one of the most childish displays of unprofessional conduct I've seen in the media ever.’
    • ‘The media cited that Magistrate Frazer was dismissed for unprofessional conduct.’
    • ‘It is alleged that his actions at the Leeds jail were indecent, unprofessional and an abuse of his professional position.’
    • ‘One of the main pitfalls is picking a development partner who is inexperienced and unprofessional.’
    • ‘I mean, she even had an unprofessional opening sales pitch.’
    • ‘It would be shown as a clear illustration of unprofessional conduct on the part of the officer.’
    • ‘There is a temptation to do a bit of gloating about the unprofessional standards of certain accountancy firms.’
    • ‘This isn't sloppy or unprofessional like you may think punk rock must be.’
    • ‘Many things they may be, but unprofessional and incompetent with money they are not.’
    • ‘How does the committee expect to find suppliers in the future with this unprofessional conduct?’
    • ‘I may have said there are people here who are incompetent and unprofessional.’
    • ‘To start with people are very unfriendly, unprofessional and rude.’
    improper, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, disreputable, unseemly, unbecoming, unbefitting, indecorous, unworthy, lax, negligent
    amateurish, amateur, unskilled, unskilful, inexpert, untrained, unqualified, inexperienced, unpractised, incompetent, sloppy, careless, slapdash, slipshod, shoddy, bungling, bumbling, blundering, second-rate, clumsy, crude, inefficient
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Pronunciation

unprofessional

/ʌnprəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)l/