Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.
Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
An amateur in art.
someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
an athlete who does not play for pay
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"
amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilledadjective
lacking professional skill or expertise
"a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"
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How to use amateur in a sentence?
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.
Every artist was first an amateur.
What I did as an amateur worked, so I didn't see any reason to change it.
He made me look like an amateur, he got to every mailbox there ever was.
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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- Amateur, Amateurin, amateurhaftGerman
- aficionado, amateurSpanish
- harrastajamainen, amatööri, aloittelijamainen, harrastelijamainen, harrastelija, amatöörimäinen, harrastajaFinnish
- amateur, amateuseFrench
- חובבן, חובבניHebrew
- शौकिया, अनुभवहीन व्यवसायीHindi
- アマチュア, アマ, しろうとJapanese
- аматер, аматерски, лаичкиMacedonian
- amatørNorwegian Nynorsk
- amator, amatorskiPolish
- amator, neprofesionalRomanian
- любительница, любитель, дилетантский, любительский, дилетантка, дилетантRussian
- аматер, amaterSerbo-Croatian
- amatör, çaylak, acemiTurkish
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