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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 dēlectāreBlack Flat Ankle Work Autumn Low Bottom Ankle Ladies Wedge Womens Flat Luoluoluo Buckle Boots Shoes Biker Trim vxPqPBwa; 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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