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Definition of professed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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