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The standard critique is that guiding companies are hauling rich, inexperienced dilettantes up the mountain who create traffic jams and make bad decisions, putting everyone at greater risk.
WHY DO CLIMBERS REALLY DIE ON EVEREST?ALEX HUTCHINSONMAY 19, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Delivering water helps “dispel the nagging guilt of a slumming dilettante, but only a little” Hardin writes, while wondering whether it’s possible to make a difference in a place “where the devastation extends back decades.”
IN ‘STANDPIPE,’ DAVID HARDIN OFFERS POIGNANT, FLEETING REFLECTIONS ON THE FLINT WATER CRISISKERRI ARSENAULTJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Suggestions ranged from the dilettante purse designer played by Jennifer Coolidge in the original series to Leslie Jones, who seemed to have Samantha confused with Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
SEX AND THE CITY IS NOTHING WITHOUT SAMANTHA JONESJUDY BERMANJANUARY 11, 2021TIME
Brands to knowAs with most electronics, certain brands become synonymous with certain types of products because in this space it’s better to be a master of one or two things than a dilettante in a lot of things.
BEST WIFI EXTENDERS: FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDERERIC ALTNOVEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This deficiency in technique must even debar him from claiming any higher signification than that of a clever dilettante.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
He had dropped in in a dilettante spirit to hear the spirited debate, and the judges were greatly honored.
THROUGH THE WALLCLEVELAND MOFFETT
With increase of reading we have fallen into a fireside, dilettante culture of ideas as an intellectual pleasure.
MORE PAGES FROM A JOURNALMARK RUTHERFORD
Do not suspect that I impose on you the task of writing letters to answer my dilettante questions.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
I believe this to be the test to distinguish the mere dilettante from the artist of real genius.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Still it was not unattractive to the dilettante, and he rode beside Trimble with profit to his knowledge of men and affairs.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DILETTANTE

  • dilettante
  • inexperienced
  • inexpert
  • nonprofessional
  • sciolistic
  • unskilled
  • unskillful
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