Definitions for dilettantish

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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

dil`et•tan′tish(adj.)

dil`et•tan′te•ish(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

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

    showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

    "his dilettantish efforts at painting"

Wiktionary

  1. dilettantish(Adjective)

    amateurish

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilettantish(adj)

    dilettanteish

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