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dil·et·tante(dĭl′ĭ-tänt′, dĭl′ĭ-tänt′, -tănt′)
n. pl. dil·et·tantes also dil·et·tan·ti (-tän′tē)
1. One who dabbles in an art or a field of knowledge.
2. Archaic A lover of the fine arts.
[Italian, lover of the arts, from present participle of dilettare, to delight, from Latin dēlectāre; see delight.]
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n, pl -tantes or -tanti (-ˈtɑːntɪ)
1. a person whose interest in a subject is superficial rather than professional
2. (Art Terms) a person who loves the arts
(Art Terms) of or characteristic of a dilettante
[C18: from Italian, from dilettare to delight, from Latin dēlectāre]
ˌdiletˈtantish, ˌdiletˈtanteish adj
ˌdiletˈtantism, ˌdiletˈtanteism n
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dil•et•tante(ˈdɪl ɪˌtɑnt, ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑnt, -ˈtɑn teɪ, -ˈtæn ti)
n., pl. -tantes, -tan•ti (-ˈtɑn ti)
1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.
2. a lover of an art or science.adj.
3. of or characteristic of dilettantes.
[1725–35; < Italian]
dil`et•tan′tish, dil`et•tan′te•ish, adj.
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|Noun||1.||dilettante - an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge|
amateur - someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
|Adj.||1.||dilettante - showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish; "his dilettantish efforts at painting"|
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
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noun amateur, aesthete, dabbler, trifler, nonprofessional The sailing elite considered him a rank amateur, a dilettante.
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dilettante[ˌdɪlɪˈtæntɪ] N (dilettantes or dilettanti (pl)) [ˌdɪlɪˈtæntɪ] → diletante mf
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dilettante[ˌdɪləˈtænti] [dilettantes or dilettanti] (pl) n → dilettante mf
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dilettante[ˌdɪlɪˈtɑːntɪ] n → dilettante m/f
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