Meaning of “professed” in the English Dictionary

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"professed" in British English

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professedadjective [ before noun ]

uk /prəˈfest/ us /prəˈfest/

A professed belief is one that someone has made known:

She is a professed monarchist.

used to refer 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)