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Synonyms for amateur
ˈæm əˌtʃʊər, -tʃər, -tər, ˌæm əˈtɜram·a·teur

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  1. amateurnoun

    Synonyms:
    dilettante, bungler

  2. amateurnoun

    Non-professional.

    Synonyms:
    bungler, dilettante

  3. amateurnoun

    Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.

    amateur sports

    Synonyms:
    dilettante, bungler

  4. amateurnoun

    Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.

    The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.

    Synonyms:
    dilettante, bungler

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amateur

    Etymologically, the amateur is one who loves, the connoisseur one who knows. In usage, the term amateur is applied to one who pursues any study or art simply from the love of it; the word carries a natural implication of superficialness, tho marked excellence is at times attained by amateurs. A connoisseur is supposed to be so thoroughly informed regarding any art or work as to be able to criticize or select intelligently and authoritatively; there are many incompetent critics, but there can not, in the true sense, be an incompetent connoisseur. The amateur practises to some extent that in regard to which he may not be well informed; the connoisseur is well informed in regard to that which he may not practise at all. A novice or tyro may be a professional; an amateur never is; the amateur may be skilled and experienced as the novice or tyro never is. Dilettante, which had originally the sense of amateur, has to some extent come to denote one who is superficial, pretentious, and affected, whether in theory or practise.

    Synonyms:
    connoisseur, critic, dilettante, novice, tyro

    Preposition:
    An amateur in art.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amateurnoun

    someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

    Antonyms:
    pro, professional

  2. amateuradjective

    an athlete who does not play for pay

    Antonyms:
    professional, pro

  3. amateur, recreational, unpaidadjective

    engaged in as a pastime

    "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary"

    Synonyms:
    recreational, volunteer(a), inexpert, amateurish, unskilled, unpaid

    Antonyms:
    professional, pro

  4. amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilledadjective

    lacking professional skill or expertise

    "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"

    Synonyms:
    recreational, incompetent, inexpert, unskilled, unpaid, amateurish

    Antonyms:
    professional, pro

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amateurnoun

    Synonyms:
    virtuoso, CONNOISSEUR, DILETTANTE, critic, man of taste

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#6557lover
#6590recreational
#7152hobby
#10211amateurs
#10865critic
#12407enthusiast
#12577novice
#12984fond
#13458gamer
#13964unpaid
#24911incompetent
#35413unskilled
#36049connoisseur
#70668dilettante
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#100447tyro
#249380bungler
#286358inexpert

How to use amateur in a sentence?

  1. Joel H. Hildebrand:

    The invention of IQ did a great disservice to creativity in education. ... Individuality, personality, originality, are too precious to be meddled with by amateur psychiatrists whose patterns for a 'wholesome personality' are inevitably their own.

  2. Rod Laver:

    I was pretty fortunate this happened for the five years, then when Open tennis came along, and I got a chance to play in the Open ranks, I was a different player, all the amateur guys said: 'Who is this guy now? He doesn't miss too many, he doesn't make mistakes, his second service is as good as his first.'.

  3. Jon Rahm:

    When I made the decision to come straight from Augusta it wouldn't be to just show up and walk around, I wanted to win this tournament, i've been blessed to be national champion from 16 to all ages in Spain. To round my amateur and pro career together in this way and win the last one I had to win and join that prestigious list of Spanish winners, it's hard to explain how good it feels and how satisfying it is.

  4. Joe Sakic:

    It’s a team award. We’ve got a great staff: Chris MacFarland is huge on this, we do everything together. It’s our scouts, every one of them — pro, amateur. But it’s the team, the players. They were so committed this year and the coaching staff. To me, it’s not an individual award. It’s an organizational award.

  5. Ralph Peters:

    There aren't little giveaways, it's the overall skill with which the attack was executed, and they didn't just go nuts and shoot wildly, as amateur jihadis do. They set out to kill specific people and never list focus. [ They ] even stayed cool during the getaway phase. These men had killed before.


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