amateurish


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Related to amateurish: flippancy, tactless

am·a·teur·ish

 (ăm′ə-tûr′ĭsh, -cho͝or′-, -tyo͝or′-)
adj.
Characteristic of an amateur; not professional.

am′a·teur′ish·ly adv.

amateurish

(ˈæmətərɪʃ; -tʃər-; -ˌtʃʊər-; ˌæməˈtɜːrɪʃ)
adj
lacking professional skill or expertise
ˈamateurishly adv
ˈamateurishness n

am•a•teur•ish

(ˌæm əˈtʃʊər ɪʃ, -ˈtʃɜr-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtɜr-)

adj.
characteristic of an amateur, esp. in having the deficiencies of an amateur.
[1860–65]
am`a•teur′ish•ly, adv.
am`a•teur′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amateurish - lacking professional skill or expertiseamateurish - lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"
unprofessional - not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it"; "was censured for unprofessional conduct"; "unprofessional repairs"

amateurish

adjective unprofessional, amateur, crude, bungling, clumsy, inexpert, unaccomplished, unskilful All the paintings were cheap and amateurish.
experienced, professional, skilled, expert, practised

amateurish

adjective
Lacking the required professional skill:
Translations
amatérskýdiletantský
dilettantisk
amateuramateuriste
szakszerûtlen
viîvaningslegur
diletantský
amaterski
amatörce

amateurish

[ˈæmətərɪʃ] ADJ (pej) → poco profesional, inexperto

amateurish

[ˈæmətərɪʃ] adj (pejorative)d'amateur

amateurish

adj (pej)dilettantisch; performance, work alsolaienhaft

amateurish

[ˈæmətərɪʃ] adj (pej) → dilettantesco/a, da dilettanti

amateur

(ˈӕmətə) , ((American) -tʃər) noun
1. a person who takes part in a sport etc without being paid for it. The tennis tournament was open only to amateurs.
2. someone who does something for the love of it and not for money. For an amateur, he was quite a good photographer.
adjective
an amateur golfer; amateur photography.
ˌamaˈteurish (-ˈtəː-) adjective
not very skilful. an amateurish drawing.
References in classic literature ?
Of a rather amateurish sort, I fear," answered the strange fisherman.
It seemed to her that there was something amateurish in bringing love into touch with a perfectly straightforward friendship, such as hers was with Ralph, which, for two years now, had based itself upon common interests in impersonal topics, such as the housing of the poor, or the taxation of land values.
that is because you are dilettantish and amateurish.
That was her final judgment on the story as a whole - amateurish, though she did not tell him so.
He had proved it to-day, with his amateurish and sophomoric productions.
Most of the separate tales are crude or amateurish and have only historical interest, though as a class they furnished the plots for many Elizabethan dramas, including several of Shakspere's.
Then, at the first convenient opportunity, she went down herself, intending to repack her belongings and store them properly in the local warehouse: the plan had been amateurish and a failure.
She had no sympathy with such amateurish love-making.
He goes, in a condescending amateurish way, into the City, attends meetings of Directors, and has to do with traffic in Shares.
GARY Lineker has criticised England's "exasperatingly amateurish approach" not to select their best available squad for the Under-21 European Championship.
Because under Carver they will continue to be as amateurish as they are, a new coach might want higher standards, might want to sort them out, and more importantly, remove some of the dross from the payroll as soon as possible.
FOILED LIDL ARMED ROBBER HAD SENTENCE CUT AFTER PLEADING ARMED RAID WAS 'AMATEURISH' Will Dowling: Surely conspiracy to rob is conspiracy to rob, no matter how amateurish the final product was.

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