Definitions for dilettanteˈdɪl ɪˌtɑnt, ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑnt, -ˈtɑn teɪ, -ˈtæn ti; -ˈtɑn ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dil•et•tanteˈdɪl ɪˌtɑnt, ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑnt, -ˈtɑn teɪ, -ˈtæn ti; -ˈtɑn ti(n.; adj.)(pl.)-tantes, -tan•ti

  1. (n.)a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.

  2. a lover of an art or science.

  3. (adj.)of or characteristic of dilettantes.

Origin of dilettante:

1725–35; < It



Princeton's WordNet

  1. dabbler, dilettante, sciolist(adj)

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

  2. dilettante, dilettantish, dilettanteish, sciolistic(adj)

    showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

    "his dilettantish efforts at painting"


  1. dilettante(Noun)

    An amateur, someone who dabbles in a field out of casual interest rather than as a profession or serious interest.

  2. dilettante(Noun)

    A person with a general but superficial interest in any art or a branch of knowledge. (Sometimes derogatory.)

  3. dilettante(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or like a dilettante.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilettante(verb)

    an admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only


  1. dilettante

    Dilettante is Ali Project's twelfth album. The album includes Chinkon Shou, the B-side from their single for Code Geass. The album reached #116 on the Japanese Oricon chart, and charted for 1 week, selling 2,192 copies.


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