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

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  1. amateurnoun

    bungler, dilettante

  2. amateurnoun


    bungler, dilettante

  3. amateurnoun

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

    amateur sports

    dilettante, bungler

  4. amateuradjective

    Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.

    Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.

    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.

    connoisseur, critic, dilettante, novice, tyro

    An amateur in art.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amateurnoun

    someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

    pro, professional

  2. amateuradjective

    an athlete who does not play for pay

    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"

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

    professional, pro

  4. amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilledadjective

    lacking professional skill or expertise

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

    recreational, incompetent, inexpert, unskilled, unpaid, amateurish

    professional, pro

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amateurnoun

    virtuoso, CONNOISSEUR, DILETTANTE, critic, man of taste

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  1. Elyse Pine:

    It's really due to a deep-seated need to transition for personal reasons, it's not like they're trying to get some competitive advantage in amateur competitions.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Every artist was first an amateur.

  3. Jimmy Mullen:

    What I did as an amateur worked, so I didn't see any reason to change it.

  4. Alan Ralsky:

    He made me look like an amateur, he got to every mailbox there ever was.

  5. Socrates:

    No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

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