dilettante


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Synonyms for dilettante

Synonyms for dilettante

one lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit

lacking the required professional skill

Synonyms for dilettante

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

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showing frivolous or superficial interest

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In an interview with Sputnik, Jacques Myard an MP from France's center-right opposition party, The Republicans, slammed Turkey's double standards on Syria, saying that Ankara acts as a dilettante when it comes to Middle East policy, Sputnik reported.
Loyalty, however stretched, he maintains, is still prized, although "the dilettante, the arriviste and the mercenary are damned.
Lega Nazionale Dilettante (LND) to purchase Cardiac Science Powerheart products through distributor Bioforma
The novice is classed as a beginner who carries out a murder for the first time while a dilettante is slightly older and unlikely to have a criminal background.
a mis un terme a l'invincibilite du portier italien (949 minutes), tout en mettant au jour les manques d'une equipe dilettante.
He went to Spain for many reasons, one being to attend a writers' congress in Madrid, but he has been frequently criticised for being a dilettante, and a "poseur", wanting to appear heroic, without actually being so.
This diplomatic scandal should be condemned by the Macedonian Albanians because the repercussions of such a dilettante conduct could be sweeping.
Once described by his peers as " a dilettante amusing himself with canvas and brushes", Sabavala is now considered one of the most important Indian modernist artistes whose work rivals that of the greatest exponents of the School of Paris.
But that doesn't mean he performs or acts like a dilettante.
And I got shorthanded as 'That Guy: Jennifer Lopez movies bombed', therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blah blah blah," he said.
He might like to explain in the national press the aesthetic gravitas and the artistic genius of woolly planks, instead of his insinuations that patronise anyone who is not a chardonnay-swilling dilettante.
Coaching should be applied by manager Alex McLeish and the likes of Gordon Cowans and not the dilettante, who have had an adverse effect on the club since the days of the great Ron Saunders and his able second-incommand Tony Barton.
I always feel like a dilettante making movies, because I know great directors and I'm not that," he added.
Large-cut Davidoff cigars from the Dominican Republic share cabinets with Coronas and Robustos from the Honduras: with their low tobacco content, these are perfect for the dilettante looking to become a puff daddy.
Written with journalistic flair, this fast-paced narrative tells Wolfe's story with compassion, putting to rest uncharitable characterizations of the climber as an unfit dilettante.