Definition of unprofessional in English:

unprofessional

adjective

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

    ‘a report on unprofessional conduct’
    • ‘To start with people are very unfriendly, unprofessional and rude.’
    • ‘It would be shown as a clear illustration of unprofessional conduct on the part of the officer.’
    • ‘But yesterday Mr Roberts admitted unprofessional and incompetent conduct.’
    • ‘Can they not see how unprofessional it is to air their personal bias and grievances in supposed coverage of the Jazz City festival.’
    • ‘The media cited that Magistrate Frazer was dismissed for unprofessional conduct.’
    • ‘She has a recurring dream, she confides, in which she is a sloppy and unprofessional actress.’
    • ‘Therefore you need to get in quick while there offering a professional service for an unprofessional fee.’
    • ‘This isn't sloppy or unprofessional like you may think punk rock must be.’
    • ‘Pot-smoking, careless, unprofessional, they seem to deserve all the horrors visited on them.’
    • ‘Anyway, all of that was the prelude to my slightly unprofessional response to that group this afternoon.’
    • ‘So much of the time we forget about how professional or unprofessional our appearance is.’
    • ‘There is a temptation to do a bit of gloating about the unprofessional standards of certain accountancy firms.’
    • ‘I may have said there are people here who are incompetent and unprofessional.’
    • ‘It is alleged that his actions at the Leeds jail were indecent, unprofessional and an abuse of his professional position.’
    • ‘Complaints are mounting about the unprofessional job the contractors are doing.’
    • ‘How does the committee expect to find suppliers in the future with this unprofessional conduct?’
    • ‘This was one of the most childish displays of unprofessional conduct I've seen in the media ever.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many things they may be, but unprofessional and incompetent with money they are not.’
    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/