self professed

self professed


  1. avowed; acknowledged.
  2. professing to be qualified; professional, rather than amateur.
  3. having taken the vows of, or been received into, a religious order.
  4. alleged; pretended.

adjective (prenominal)

  1. avowed or acknowledged
  2. alleged or pretended
  3. professing to be qualified asa professed philosopher
  4. having taken vows of a religious order

adj.“openly declared,” 1560s, past participle adjective from profess. Earlier in a more specific sense of “having taken vows of a religious order” (late 14c.). Related: Professedly.

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