amateurish


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lacking the required professional skill

Synonyms for amateurish

lacking professional skill or expertise

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Every crime is really amateurish when it is caught out JUDGE JOHN LINDSAY CLOVERHILL COURT
AMATEURISH ATTEMPT: The court was told Steven Rice, right, was knocked out.
No more poignant contrast could exist between the able and adventurous Pushtu- and Persian-speaking Britons successfully disguised as, and passing for, natives in 19th century Afghanistan, and the ill-equipped, and quite out-of-place 21st-century British and US soldiers currently driving around being blown up while vainly trying to subdue the Tatiban: the former emerge as highly professional amateurs, the latter as somewhat amateurish professionals.
The letter was unsigned, although the amateurish and nonsensical content gives me an inspired guess as to the identity of the author.
Cheeky, desperately amateurish, but somehow compelling (or so we like to think), it said something that needed to be said, and still does: that the corporations have already taken over and they're only getting started.
But its utter lack of narrative discipline is just plain amateurish, not subversive.
But there is little evidence of such a company besides its own, amateurish website.
Should this latest guerrilla marketing fad catch on--yes, we have heard about the death of advertising before--the airwaves inevitably will be cluttered with cheesy, grainy, tacky amateurish ads dripping with irony: The Blair Witch Microbrewery Commercial.
Bergdahl writes in a very conservational tone--sometimes too much so, with missing punctuation and amateurish turns of phrase.
Though technically amateurish, Chasing Chinese is passionate and sincere.
At best it can be described only as amateurish,'' he said.
SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983): What seems at first glance to be a laughably amateurish Friday the 13th rip-off is, upon closer viewing, a laughably amateurish Friday the 13th tip-off with exceptionally nasty dialogue, dozens of teenage dudes cavorting in (and out of) dolphin shorts, and a transgender-psychosexual twist that's just plain nauseating.
If the program comes anywhere near its goal of 100 million informants, it "would dwarf the citizen informer programs of the most repressive totalitarian states, making them appear amateurish by comparison," points out the Globe.
Clare Polack, initially tried to paint the DNR on her grandmother with henna, but said it looked amateurish and was not permanent.
It was like sitting on a stoop watching a neighborhood group go through their routines, which were amateurish and underrehearsed.
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