Professional vs Inexpert - What's the difference?

professional | inexpert | Antonyms |

Professional is an antonym of inexpert.


As adjectives the difference between professional and inexpert

is that professional is of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession while inexpert is inept or unskilled; not of expert ability or quality.

As a noun professional

is a person who belongs to a profession.

professional

English

Noun

(wikipedia professional) (en noun)
  • A person who belongs to a profession
  • A person who earns his living from a specified activity
  • An expert.
  • * 1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 97:
  • I have learned that there is a person attached to a golf club called a professional'. Find out who fills that post at the Green Meadow Club; invite the ' professional , urgently, to dine with us this evening.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
  • *
  • *:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
  • That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
  • (lb) Expert.
  • Derived terms

    * non-professional, nonprofessional * professionalism * unprofessional

    inexpert

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inept or unskilled; not of expert ability or quality.
  • My inexpert attempts at repairing the hole with duct tape only made the problem worse.

    Synonyms

    *(inept or unskilled ): amateurish, clumsy, bungling, maladroit

    Antonyms

    *(inept or unskilled ): adept, proficient, professional, skillful