Also found in: Thesaurus.


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

am′a·teur′ish·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.amateurishly - in an amateurish manneramateurishly - in an amateurish manner; "he performed the piece amateurishly"
expertly, like an expert - in an expert manner; "he repaired the TV set expertly"


[ˈæmətərɪʃlɪ] ADV (pej) → de manera poco profesional


adv (pej)dilettantisch
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
It was not only that they were ill-drawn, or that the colour was put on amateurishly by someone who had no eye for it; but there was no attempt at getting the values, and the perspective was grotesque.
Having become accustomed to that reality after visiting many more Mediterranean destinations for work and leisure, I no longer amateurishly panicked.
Even when Wilayat Sinai ("Sinai State", an ISIS affiliated militant group chiefly working in Sinai) issued a video calling for the further killing of Egyptian judges, just yesterday, security measures still failed, amateurishly, to stop the deadly attack.
The United States has spent trillions of dollars since 2003 and has lost thousands of dead and tens of thousands of injured -- first by invading and effectively destroying the Iraqi state that had functioned for much of the previous century; then by feverishly and, it turns out, amateurishly training and equipping a new Iraqi army to replace the one it dismantled in 2003 on the orders of a real life comic strip character named Paul Bremer; and now by resuming military action in the form of more training and equipping schemes, alongside aerial attacks against ISIS.
Whose name," he enquired, "is scrawled amateurishly on a banner demanding his immediate departure?
Part of the church is engraved in stone, the other built from amateurishly carved stone, put together by a mix of limestone and sand.
Still, while the narrative is compelling--if a bit amateurishly written by a daughter clearly in awe of her father's many accomplishments--it's the photos that really tell the story.
The pear-shaped vase was broken into six pieces and so amateurishly repaired that auctioneers started off the sale at just PS200.
Auctioneer Ben Rogers Jones said: "I knew the vase was of the highest quality and I described the painting in the catalogue as 'supreme',' but I felt that the damage was so bad, it would deter buyers - it had been smashed into Y=ve or six pieces and glued together quite amateurishly.
We exercise language, strenuously, perhaps winsomely, at the cost of all sorts of embarrassment, amateurishly or with great skill, in order to do something together, something that feels like art, and also like the making of a face.

Full browser ?