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 ?
that is because you are dilettantish and amateurish.
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.
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.
She had no sympathy with such amateurish love-making.
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.
He goes, in a condescending amateurish way, into the City, attends meetings of Directors, and has to do with traffic in Shares.
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.
Of a rather amateurish sort, I fear," answered the strange fisherman.
The forged documents have already proved to be amateurish.
It doesn't seem right and it is a little bit amateurish.
Sentencing the pair, judge Mr Justice Jay told them: "The planning was amateurish and incompetent but that doesn't diminish the culpability of what happened.

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