dilettantish

[ dil-i-tahnt, dil-i-tahnt, -tahn-tey, -tan-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF dilettantish
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His dilettantish manner was gone for good, as was also his foppish beard.

Evelyns suggestions were unpractical and dilettantish, and Pepyss ramblings not over wise.

He was exceedingly well fixed in a money way—a sort of dilettantish architect, with offices in the Metropolitan Tower.

WORD ORIGIN

1733, borrowing of Italian dilettante "lover of music or painting," from dilettare "to delight," from Latin delectare (see delight (n.)). Originally without negative connotation, "devoted amateur," the pejorative sense emerged late 18c. by contrast with professional.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DILETTANTISH

eclectic

adjectivecomprehensive, general

nonprofessional

adjectivenot professional
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