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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.
adj.
Superficial; amateurish.

[Italian, lover of the arts, from present participle of dilettare, to delight, from Latin dēlectāre; see delight.]

dil′et·tan′tish adj.
dil′et·tan′tism n.
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dilettante

(ˌdɪlɪˈtɑːntɪ)
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
adj
(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)

adj. n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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dilettante

noun amateur, aesthete, dabbler, trifler, nonprofessional The sailing elite considered him a rank amateur, a dilettante.
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dilettante

noun
One lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit:
adjective
Lacking the required professional skill:
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Translations
dilettánsműkedvelő
dilettant

dilettante

[ˌdɪlɪˈtæntɪ] N (dilettantes or dilettanti (pl)) [ˌdɪlɪˈtæntɪ]diletante mf
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dilettante

[ˌdɪləˈtænti] [dilettantes or dilettanti] (pl) ndilettante mf
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dilettante

n pl <dilettanti> → Amateur(in) m(f), → Dilettant(in) m(f); (Art) → Kunstliebhaber(in) m(f)
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dilettante

[ˌdɪlɪˈtɑːntɪ] ndilettante m/f
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