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am·a·teur

 (ăm′ə-tûr′, -tər, -cho͝or′, -chər, -tyo͝or′)
n.
1. One who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession.
2. Sports An athlete who has never accepted money, or who accepts money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in a competition.
3. One lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art.
adj.
1. Of or performed by an amateur.
2. Made up of amateurs: an amateur cast.
3. Not professional; unskillful.

[French, from Latin amātor, lover, from amāre, to love.]

am′a·teur·ism n.

amateurism

the views and principles of a person who engages in an activity for pleasure rather than profit. Cf. professionalism. — amateur, n.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amateurism - the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money
conviction, strong belief, article of faith - an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
Translations

amateurism

[ˈæmətərɪzəm] N
1. (= amateur status) → lo amateur
2. (pej) → falta f de profesionalidad

amateurism

[ˈæmətərɪzəm] n
(= non-professionalism) → amateurisme m
(pejorative) (= lack of skill) → amateurisme m

amateurism

n
(pej)Dilettantentum nt, → Dilettantismus m

amateurism

[ˈæmətərɪzm] ndilettantismo
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