What does dilettante mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dilettante.

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

  2. Origin: [It., prop. p. pr. of dillettare to take delight in, fr. L. delectare to delight. See Delight, v. t.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dilettante

    dil-et-an′te, n. one who loves the fine arts, but in a superficial way and without serious purpose (the amateur usually practises them): a dabbler in art, science, or literature:—pl. Dilettan′ti (′tē).—adj. Dilettan′tish.—ns. Dilettan′tism, Dilettan′teism. [It., pr.p. of dilettare, to take delight in—L. delectāre, to delight.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilettante in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilettante in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    This is perhaps something for domestic politics. It's a career plan, a Plan C for Mr Varoufakis, everything done in a dilettante way is an absurdity.

Images & Illustrations of dilettante

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Translations for dilettante

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Nichtfachmann, Kunstliebhaber, Stümper, Dilettant, Laie, Amateur, dilettantischGerman
  • diletanteSpanish
  • dilettanteFrench
  • अनुरागीHindi
  • dilettáns, műkedvelőHungarian
  • dilettant, amateur, liefhebber, kunstliefhebber, dilettantischDutch
  • dilettantNorwegian
  • diletantePortuguese
  • amator, diletantRomanian
  • лох, чайник, непрофессионал, дилетант, лапоть, профан, любительский, непрофессиональный, дилетантский, любительRussian
  • dilettant, amatör, amatörmässig, amatörmålare, klåpareSwedish

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