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Synonyms for amateur

Synonyms for amateur

one lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit

Synonyms for amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

an athlete who does not play for pay

engaged in as a pastime

lacking professional skill or expertise

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says Groove, another amateur of quieter look, taking out his notebook to enter it, for our friend Rattle sometimes forgets these little things.
Move about among the amateurs waiting their turn, pump them, study them, photograph them in your brain.
The infusion of the amateurs clogged the working of things behind the stage, crowded the passages, dressing rooms, and wings, and forced everybody into everybody else's way.
Monte Cristo opened the tortoise-shell box, which the lady presented to him, and inhaled the odor of the lozenges with the air of an amateur who thoroughly appreciated their composition.
He saw a landscape, the typical picturesque `bit' of the amateur, an old bridge, a creeper-clad cottage, and a leafy bank.
He was looking at D'Artagnan and the rest, with his chin resting upon his hand, like a calm and inquiring amateur.
There is, it must be confessed, something very sad about the early efforts of an amateur in bagpipes.
He could have been whatever he turned his agile intellect and his cunning hand to; he had been a schoolmaster and a watch-maker, and I believe an amateur doctor and irregular lawyer; he talked and wrote brilliantly, and he was one of the group that nightly disposed of every manner of theoretical and practical question at the drug-store; it was quite indifferent to him which side he took; what he enjoyed was the mental exercise.
No: the insatiable amateur had his own purpose to gain, and was not exhausted yet.
The influences which would no doubt have determined his style in any case were early brought to a focus in the advice given him by an amateur poet and critic, William Walsh.
But your boss comes in every day as perky and set up as an amateur prestidigitator doing the egg trick.
Now and then it happened that one of the faded, yellow dancing girls would get sold to an amateur, as though she had been alive and young.
shrugging her shoulders, 'a very respectable pursuit, I dare say, and some artists are, as artists, quite superior persons; still, we never yet in our family have gone beyond an Amateur, and it is a pardonable weakness to feel a little--'
Sherlock Holmes, who has himself, as an amateur, shown some talent in the detective line, and who, with such instructors, may hope in time to attain to some degree of their skill.
She had been hearing some fine music sung by a fine bass voice,--but then it was sung in a provincial, amateur fashion, such as would have left a critical ear much to desire.