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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He was a prodigious researcher, scientist, teacher and dabbler.
Following his Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower," self-styled professional dabbler James Franco examines the tragically shortened life of another gay artist in his unealightening but not ungenerous portrait of Sal Mineo.
Top patterns: Cat's Whisker, Damsel patterns, Kate McLaren, Cream Dabbler.
She also owns a family out of the top drawer as a half-sister to Grade 2-winning sprinter Star Dabbler.
WHEN IT COMES to serving retirement plan sponsors, or providing advice to plan participants, "you can't be a dabbler," says Tracy DeWald, senior VP and general counsel for Securities America.
In contrast to her father--a slothful, stuttering, swaggering Regency buck--Tennant was family solicitor to Lord Jersey, MP for St Albans, a canal owner, economist, travel writer and theological 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.
True, his scientific theories challenging Newton cannot be substantiated, but it would be erroneous to regard Saint-Pierre as a muddle-headed dabbler from the standpoint of posterity.
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?
As a dabbler in astronomical history, I wish that Graun had left a better scholarly trail so that I could distinguish more easily between his extrapolations from solid evidence and others that were pure flights of fancy.
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.