Antonyms of noun amateur

1 of 2 senses of amateur

Sense 2
amateur -- (an athlete who does not play for pay)
       Antonym of professional (Sense 2)
      => professional, pro -- (an athlete who plays for pay)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun amateur

2 senses of amateur

Sense 1
amateur -- (someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
amateur -- (an athlete who does not play for pay)
       => athlete, jock -- (a person trained to compete in sports)

Antonyms of adj amateur

2 senses of amateur

Sense 1
amateur, recreational, unpaid -- (engaged in as a pastime; "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary")

INDIRECT (VIA nonprofessional) -> professional -- (engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes")

Sense 2
amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled -- (lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting")

INDIRECT (VIA unprofessional) -> professional -- (characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance")

Similarity of adj amateur

2 senses of amateur

Sense 1
amateur, recreational, unpaid -- (engaged in as a pastime; "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary")
       => nonprofessional (vs. professional) -- (not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain; "the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"; "nonprofessional actors")

Sense 2
amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled -- (lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting")
       => unprofessional (vs. professional) -- (not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it"; "was censured for unprofessional conduct"; "unprofessional repairs")

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