professing to be qualified;
"a professed philosopher"
claimed with intent to deceive;
"his professed intentions"
openly declared as such;
"an avowed enemy"
"her professed love of everything about that country"
"McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist"
- She was betrayed by her professed friends and supporters.
- But for all their professed joy at the spectacle, Chinese leaders are fretful.
- I'm rather sceptical about their professed sympathy for the poor.
- She engaged in practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs.
- profess 声称