Amateur and Pro


Amateur noun - A person who regularly or occasionally engages in an activity as a pastime rather than as a profession.
Usage example: an amateur photographer who has won a number of photo contests

Pro is an antonym for amateur.


Pro noun - An athlete who plays for pay.
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Synonyms for Pro

Amateur is an antonym for pro.

Nearby Word: proa

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Cabin Fever Rule of Sexy: Many reviewers, both pro and amateur, have noted how improbable and out-of-place Paul and Marcy's sudden tryst seemed.
  • Achievements in Ignorance In a case of Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking, when Channel 4 hosted a poker tournament between pro and amateur players, the pros said they struggled with the amateur players, having got so used to the tells of their fellow pros.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine Himeko once participated in a TV show pitting two pro or amateur comedians against each other in an "all-out tsukkomi clash", delivering line after line of loud comedic reactions to see who was the superior tsukkomi.
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