dabbler


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Synonyms for dabbler

one lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit

Synonyms for dabbler

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

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any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling

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As a garden dabbler, I'm keenly aware that life is food.
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She also owns a family out of the top drawer as a half-sister to Grade 2-winning sprinter Star Dabbler.
It does not mater if the dabbler is a primary care physician, chiropractor, physical therapist, or orthopedist--you really need to see someone who treats runners.
THE STORY: Cambridge lecturer and occult fanatic Dr Haddo (Callow) takes part in a science experiment that manages to transform him into the reincarnation of sleazy Victorian-age dabbler in the dark arts Aleister Crowley.
and the latter a pretty, rebellious drug dabbler, with a pathetic, wise-cracking, young male friend named Sid in tow to help witness things falling apart.
Luckily, my being merely a dabbler didn't hold me back.
Or was he attracted by Oregon's open initiative process, which permits any wealthy dabbler to bypass the Legislature and test-drive a political program?
Although "Charlie P has a novel in him," he also claims "the novel is dead," which explains why he is merely "a dabbler in writing fiction.
Otherwise, she's just one more dabbler in theatrics.
Promoting two-way communication in its fullest sense and deepest application leaves no room for the dabbler or the dilettante.
Three types of offenders exist: 1) the dabbler (curious individuals with access to child pornography or to a dealer); 2) the preferential offender (the person with deviant sexual interests involving juveniles); and 3) the miscellaneous offender (pranksters or misguided individuals who possess these materials as a result of their own investigations).
Residential real estate may no longer be the province of the bored dilettante or the part-time dabbler, but it also has not yet reached the professionalism of its commercial counterpart.
I like being the outsider, the dabbler, the amateur who can occasionally offer a new angle on old economic conversations.