Definition of high profile in US English:

high profile

noun

  • A position attracting much attention or publicity.

    ‘people who have a high profile in the community’
    • ‘Despite his high profile in the county he knows a newcomer to politics has a tough task.’
    • ‘Cunningham is well known in the area, but did not have a high profile in political circles.’
    • ‘Certainly he had a high profile - at least in Brazil - and a winning record to match.’
    • ‘I hope the high profile that education has enjoyed in recent times will be sustained.’
    • ‘His high profile made it difficult for his family - by then he was married with four children.’
    • ‘Public involvement has an increasingly high profile in health services policy.’
    • ‘None of our shopping centres have the high profile of The Glades or Bluewater.’
    • ‘May was a shy woman but Joe had a high profile in the town, joining many clubs and associations.’
    • ‘He merged his party into the new Democratic Party, in which he maintained a high profile.’
    • ‘He owned several car dealerships in Kilmarnock and had a high profile in the area.’
    • ‘Ministers are mindful of the high profile of the cocaine issue at this time.’
    • ‘I was someone who had never been a manager in his own right, and I certainly didn't have a high profile.’
    • ‘She has certainly kept a high profile during her first year and a half as Children's Laureate.’
    • ‘In such a tiny parliamentary group and with such a high profile, it was the demands of the job which got to him after a decade at the top.’
    • ‘The Gurkhas have a high profile in Britain and a strong measure of public support for their cause.’
    • ‘Smart cars and political ambitions would clearly have created a dangerously high profile!’
    • ‘Far from deterring people, a dangerous edge and a high profile increase the desirability of the sport.’
    • ‘I have adopted a high profile and tried to be more accessible than a lot of traditional chief constables.’
    • ‘The Avenue boss still has a high profile in the full-time game after being a top professional.’
    • ‘He has had a high profile with the media, and on top of that some supporters keep pestering Brian for tickets.’
    exciting, stimulating, thrilling, fascinating, high profile, dazzling, glittering, glossy, tinselled
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adjective

high-profile
  • Attracting much attention or publicity.

    ‘a high-profile military presence’
    • ‘This was a high-profile public event, which would obviously attract media attention.’
    • ‘Many high-profile public health campaigns seem to be less about making us better than about making us good.’
    • ‘It is the turbulent couple's second high-profile falling out within a week.’
    • ‘The competence of surgeons has already been questioned following a series of high-profile cases.’
    • ‘The findings led to calls for more funding for training to avoid repeats of high-profile police mistakes.’
    • ‘Police are warning the public and high-profile figures to be wary of suspicious mail.’
    • ‘It will take place in private, but keeping the result secret in such a high-profile case will be difficult.’
    • ‘He is planning to enlist the support of high-profile public figures to campaign against the policy.’
    • ‘She is far from being the first high-profile MP to have been caught speeding.’
    • ‘The idea has high-profile backers from across the industry, but not everyone agrees with Archer.’
    • ‘It would seem that he's the most high-profile casualty of the local election debacle.’
    • ‘Yet his return to high-profile politics has brought renewed scrutiny of his business career.’
    • ‘It followed a series of high-profile cases where the accused was later not charged or found not guilty.’
    • ‘Four people have been arrested as part of a high-profile crackdown on burglary in Burnley.’
    • ‘He also appears to have lost the support of some of his most high-profile celebrity friends.’
    • ‘The high-profile cases are well known but there are hundreds of other people affected.’
    • ‘Individuals in high-profile positions always run the risk of being targeted in this way.’
    • ‘Of course, there have been some high-profile policies which have not come off.’
    • ‘This was, in short, a high-profile case involving a hugely popular figure who did nothing very wrong.’
    • ‘Within months I was embroiled in a high-profile boardroom battle.’
    invasive, impossible to ignore, high-profile, prominent, unavoidable, inescapable, interrupting, disturbing
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Pronunciation

high profile

/hī ˈprōˌfīl//haɪ ˈproʊˌfaɪl/