Synonyms for dabble
- amuse oneself with
- be amateur
- fiddle with
- flirt with
- horse around
- kid around
- mess around
- monkey around
- muck around
- not be serious
- play around
- play games with
- toy with
- trifle with
- work superficially
Antonyms for dabble
- take seriously
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DABBLE
At Vernon, his sickly condition did not permit him, when a child, to go and dabble in the Seine.
"It is not an alchemy in which myself I dabble," he said slowly.
I said I didn't think it was any use to dabble; we ought to go to the root of everything.
Marjorie was saying as she continued to dabble in the water.
But for this the turf would be a very poor thing to dabble in.
Abruptly, the temptation to dabble her feet in the creek presented itself to her.
I like her, even though she does dabble in literature; and I like Hinton too.
As a matter of fact, I used to dabble a little in pen-and-ink as a young man.
I am but ill read in ancient controversies, though I know you dabble in them.
I do wonder if potato plants do have longings to dabble their toes.
1550s, probably a frequentative of dab. Original meaning was "wet by splashing;" modern figurative sense of "do superficially" first recorded 1620s. Related: Dabbled; dabbling. An Ellen Dablewife is in the Lancashire Inquests from 1336.