Noun(1) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
Adjective(1) showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
(1) Is there really so little talent in the whole Liberal party that they gave the Communications job to a complete dilettante ?(2) This is a woman who neglected her family, suffered the scorn of fellow journalists who considered her a glory-seeking dilettante and could be easily manipulated by those keen to point her in the wrong direction.(3) A gentle aesthete and a shambolic dilettante , he was extraordinarily widely read, but shrewd and critical as well as omnivorous.(4) He wanted approval for his work, for the work's sake; he wasn't an amateur or a dilettante .(5) a dilettante approach to science(6) This all-too-short book is for anyone interested in opera, from the dilettante to the fanatic.(7) Or does he impinge on our current consciousness as a dandified dilettante admired by his own period but of utter irrelevance to ours?(8) Being in advance of one's time is generally the excuse of the mediocrity, the creator of second or even third rate work, the moderately talented dilettante who has no cultivated skill with which to communicate with a contemporary world.(9) The sleuth bridges a number of formats and styles while always emphasising ingenuity, deduction and a dilettante 's approach to crime-solving.(10) Far from playing the dilettante , the author shares his in-depth knowledge of the area's religion, history and politics with the reader.(11) As we discussed earlier, I'm a dilettante at best when it comes to dance, so I'm just going to be open about my ignorance.(12) You are a highly seasoned professional committed to the cause while they are half-hearted dilettantes who are very likely to crack under pressure.(13) Most war movies come off as voyeuristic or dilettantish , but there are three that come to mind which don't seem altogether frivolous.(14) Her activism was derided as ideologically dilettantish from an actress encased within the Hollywood system and vainly seeking authenticity through scattergun sloganeering.(15) This version of humanity doesn't mind dilettantes at all.(16) The innocent corruption of scheming, out-of-control teens will always be more compelling than all those witty rewrites of the lives of jaded middle-aged dilettantes who really have no excuse to be so soulless.
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Different Formsdilettante, dilettantes
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