professional vs amateur

professional

Definitions

noun

  1. a person engaged in one of the learned professions
  2. an authority qualified to teach apprentices
  3. an athlete who plays for pay

adjective

  1. characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
  2. of or relating to or suitable as a profession
  3. of or relating to a profession
  4. engaged in by members of a profession
  5. engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood

Examples

A professional wedding and event planner like me is prepared to address all of these concerns and more.

Qiao Gong Fang Gems is a professional supplier of high-quality jewelry gemstones in Wuzhou which famous known as "the capital of artificial gem in the world".

He urged booksellers to cooperate to form a nationwide chain of ecumenical book outlets that would be well-funded and professionally run.

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amateur

Definitions

adjective

  1. engaged in as a pastime
  2. lacking professional skill or expertise

noun

  1. an athlete who does not play for pay
  2. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

Examples

There's a big difference between an amateur video and a slick Hollywood production.

She gets signed up for Amateur Night as a sentimental soprano soloist, is propelled on stage, moves her lips as the crowd makes noise, sways her body as if actually singing, then exits.

Then the pleasant little surprises of all kinds that we imagined; and the pleasant looks that greet us when we condescend to accept them; the patience that can translate our most unwarrantable "crossness", because there has been some trifling difficulty in obtaining the half of a star or the corner of a moon which it had pleased us to require, into "such a good sign of being really better"; and then our appetite (which the gods know is at that season singularly keen), how is it not tempted with unutterable dainties and friande morsels, all sorts of amateur cookery in our behalf, where Love himself has not disdained to turn the spit, and look into the stewpan! and all served up so gracefully on the small tray, covered with its delicate white damask cloth, arraying with more than mortal charms the moulds of crystal jelly and pure-looking blanc mange!

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