unprofessional


unprofessional
I adjective amateurish, contrary to professional ethics, improper, imprudent, inappropriate, indiscreet, injudicious, nonexpert, not of high standards, unbefitting, unbusinesslike, undignified, unethical, unfitting, unscholarly, unseemly, unsuitable associated concepts: Code of Professional Responsibility, disbarment, grievance committee, unprofessional conduct II index unethical

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  • unprofessional — UK US /ˌʌnprəˈfeʃənəl/ adjective ► not showing the standard of behaviour or work that is expected of a person doing their job: unprofessional behaviour/conduct »Two employees have been suspended after allegations of unprofessional behaviour. »The …   Financial and business terms

  • unprofessional — (adj.) 1806, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + PROFESSIONAL (Cf. professional) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unprofessional — [adj] not done well or skillfully amateur, amateurish, ignorant, improper, inadequate, incompetent, inefficient, inexperienced, inexpert, lax, negligent, nonexpert, unethical, unfitting, unsuitable, untrained, unworthy; concepts 527,538 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • unprofessional — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ below or contrary to the standards expected in a particular profession. DERIVATIVES unprofessionally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unprofessional — [un΄prō fesh′ə nəl] adj. 1. violating the rules or ethical code of a given profession 2. not of, characteristic of, belonging to, or connected with a profession; nonprofessional unprofessionally adv …   English World dictionary

  • unprofessional — [[t]ʌ̱nprəfe̱ʃən(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you use unprofessional to describe someone s behaviour at work, you are criticizing them for not behaving according to the standards that are expected of a person in their profession. What she …   English dictionary

  • unprofessional — adjective someone who is unprofessional does not behave according to the standard that is expected in a particular profession or activity: Johnson was fired for unprofessional conduct. unprofessionally adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprofessional — adjective 1) unprofessional conduct Syn: improper, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonorable, disreputable, unseemly, unbecoming, indecorous 2) you don t want to hire unprofessional roofers Syn: amateurish …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unprofessional — adjective unbecoming of a professional; hence inappropriate in the workplace unprofessional behavior …   Wiktionary

  • unprofessional — adj. Unprofessional is used with these nouns: ↑conduct …   Collocations dictionary


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