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English definition of “professed”

professed

adjective [before noun] uk   /prəˈfest/ us  
describes a belief which someone has made known: She is a professed monarchist. refers to a belief or feeling that someone says they have or feel, but is probably not sincere: His professed love of women seems a little odd when you consider how he treats them.
(Definition of professed from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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