Definition of professed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    professed

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//prəˈfest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfest//
     
    [only before noun](formal)
     
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  1. 1used to describe a belief or a position that somebody has publicly made known a professed Christian/anarchist
  2. 2used to describe a feeling or an attitude that somebody says they have but which may not be sincere These, at least, were their professed reasons for pulling out of the deal.
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