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dilettante

dil·et·tante

dilettante

pronunciation:
dI l tant
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
inflections: dilettantes, dilettanti
definition: one who pursues an activity or interest in a superficial or frivolous way; dabbler.
He professes an aspiration to sing opera, but he is a mere dilettante.
antonyms:
professional
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: superficial in knowledge or skill; amateurish.
Her friends praised her dilettante performance but the critics were not so kind.
antonyms:
professional
derivation: dilettantish (adj.)