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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 dēlectāreLeather Girls Bag Bag Grey Shoulder Crossbody Satchel Zipper Women Popular Shoulder Holder Handbag Ladies Transer Grey amp; PU Book Handbags Bag Hand Bags wf8OqA; see delight.]

dil′et·tan′tish adj.
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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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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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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
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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 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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He had dawdled over his cigar because he was at heart a dilettante, and thinking over a pleasure to come often gave him a subtler satisfaction than its realisation.
It was unparalleled, undreamed-of, that I, Humphrey Van Weyden, a scholar and a dilettante, if you please, in things artistic and literary, should be lying here on a Bering Sea seal- hunting schooner.
The pensee writer is to the philosopher what the dilettante is to the artist.
The cottage was far from that standard at present, for Lisbeth's rheumatism had forced her to give up her old habits of dilettante scouring and polishing.
All this admitted, Newman enjoyed his journey, when once he had fairly entered the current, as profoundly as the most zealous dilettante.
What is to me a means of livelihood is to him the merest hobby of a dilettante.
When Rabourdin sent for him to come down and receive instructions about some particular piece of work, Phellion gave all his mind to it,--listening to every word the chief said, as a MID Heeled Ladies Size Winter Chelsea POP 31 Womens Booties Black HIGH Platform Heel Block 8 3 Boots Suede Style Ankle dilettante listens to an air at the Opera.
I really have no mind to turn into a dilettante spiritualist.
Some Serbian politicians contest his dilettante behavior.
En effet, a l'exception de Fen M'hareche dont il ne faudra pas perdre de vue tout ce qu'il a realise a ses debuts a Tiaret ainsi qu'a El Eulma apres avoir change d'ecurie et qui meme s'il n'a pas pris part a de nombreuses courses cette saison pour peu qu'il soit present avec tous ses moyens, ne devrait pas se faire prier pour rallier en dilettante le poteau d'arrivee dans cette course largement a sa portee, car a si l'on se refere aux autres participants, seuls Jamal Esoltane, un jeune poulain de 3 ans qui totalise 15.
Such modesty has encouraged both an early biographer to name him "essentially an amateur" and more recent FitzGerald scholars like Dick Davis himself to christen the writer "an obscure dilettante.
No dilettante socialite, when she left school she did social work in the London docks and in Paris.