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DILETTANTE (dilettanti)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dilettante mean? 

DILETTANTE (noun)
  The noun DILETTANTE has 1 sense:

1. an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

  Familiarity information: DILETTANTE used as a noun is very rare.


DILETTANTE (adjective)
  The adjective DILETTANTE has 1 sense:

1. showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

  Familiarity information: DILETTANTE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DILETTANTE (noun)


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Meaning:

An amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dabbler; dilettante; sciolist

Hypernyms ("dilettante" is a kind of...):

amateur (someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime)


DILETTANTE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

Synonyms:

dilettante; dilettanteish; dilettantish; sciolistic

Context example:

his dilettantish efforts at painting

Similar:

superficial (being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually)


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