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Meaning of AMATEUR

Pronunciation:  'amu`chûr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  2. [n]  does not play for pay
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"
 

AMATEUR is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amateurish, inexpert, nonprofessional, recreational, unpaid, unprofessional, unskilled
 
 Antonyms: pro, professional
 
 See Also: athlete, bird watcher, birder, dabbler, dilettante, hobbyist, human, individual, jock, mortal, outdoor man, person, sciolist, somebody, someone, soul, sporting man

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am`a*teur"\, n. [F., fr. L. amator lover, fr. amare to
love.]
A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science
as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or
art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it
professionally.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abecedarian, admirer, aesthete, aficionado, amateurish, apprentice, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority, avocational, beginner, bon vivant, booster, buff, bungler, bungling, clumsy, cognoscente, collector, connaisseur, connoisseur, coquet, crank, critic, criticaster, crude, dabbler, dabbling, dabster, dallier, devotee, dilettante, dilettantish, enthusiast, epicure, epicurean, expert, faddist, fan, fancier, flirt, follower, freak, fribble, good judge, gourmand, gourmet, grammaticaster, greenhorn, groupie, half scholar, half-assed, half-baked, half-cocked, idolater, idolizer, immature, inexpert, infatuate, inferior, judge, lay, layman, maven, mediocre, neophyte, nonprofessional, novice, nut, philologaster, philosophaster, piddler, potterer, probationer, pundit, putterer, refined palate, rooter, savant, scholar, sciolist, sciolistic, second-rate, shallow, smatterer, smattering, sophomoric, specialist, Sunday painter, superficial, technical expert, technician, tinker, trifler, tyro, unpaid, unprofessional, unskilled, untrained, virtuoso, votary, worshiper, zealot
 

 

 

 

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