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Synonyms for dilettantish

lacking the required professional skill

Synonyms for dilettantish

showing frivolous or superficial interest

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(101) This consumerist, touristic, and dilettantish dipping into the works of the past is presented as yet another horrific spectacle in a novel rife with them; despite Faulkner's avowal that Jerusalem is a story of "one of two types of love," this is most often a novel of seething hatred and scattershot unleashing of loathing as to the effects of the mass culture machine on literature.
Although Telegraph Avenue is a reassuring signal that Chabon hasn't completely immersed himself in screenwriting these last few years, his dilettantish output (the essay collections, the children's stories), his rising Hollywood profile, and his relationship with people like director Jon Favreau add to the sense that this is someone who's fallen deep into the cash-lined rabbit hole.
Heidegger in America is a sprawling book, but it is not shallow or dilettantish. Woessner has done his homework, and his reception history is well informed and meticulously researched.
However, Shetlanders who hold an ideology of incomprehensibility 'understand' the limits of this dilettantish, bourgeois consumption of exotic words and refrain from using SLV to encode long messages or important information.
He was hardly a yeshiva bocher himself, but his thought was that we could do a little bonding through study and arrive at a dilettantish understanding of the Talmudic style.
In chapter 1, "Facts and Favole," Magnanini reminds us that scholars were interdisciplinary in ways that would not be considered dilettantish during their day as they dabbled in the arts and sciences, explaining the mutual influence of literary and scientific disciplines upon each other.
Where I see Marvelous Monsters, the Real Contemporary Art Critic would probably see Baconian imitation, the umpteenth Baconian imitation, work that has the quality of being somewhat pretentious, dilettantish, extemporaneous, amateurish.
Lawrence was a somewhat skeptical participant, tending to view others' fascination with Native people as dilettantish and demeaning.
Thus, even as The Gleaner's name can suggest dilettantish collection, Murray quite differently characterizes her authorship as strenuous labor requiring "penury and hardship" (14).
The narrator maintains that their solid rootedness in their own land and in Catholic traditions gives them the dignity to resist the demands of the National Socialist regime: "Nothing can be more alien to these people than the superficial and dilettantish reform craze, the continual interfering and ordering which of course the officials of the National Socialist party have undertaken here as well." (8) While choosing to interview mainly those in East Prussia who did not agree with the National Socialist ideology and activities, the narrator creates the impression that hardly any supporters of National Socialists existed in Prussia.
What is clear is that Buber's rendering of Hasidism, especially in the earlier period, was neither accidental nor dilettantish, but the outcome of a highly self-reflexive process.
Buckovski assessed that the encyclopedia was prepared in a dilettantish manner, as reports from the Macedonian dailies were used as a source for the paragraph that states, "There were American and British special-forces members and sponsors in the camps of the National Liberation Army".
By contrast, in the whole previous history of Turkish to English translation, from 1884-1990, there were only 81 translations published (158-172), most of which Yilmaz complains reflected an Anglophone interest in Turkish literature and culture which was at best 'erratic' and unsystematic, and at worst dilettantish and orientalist (39).
Thus Nicholas Thomas, who previously read Banks's comments as simply 'dilettantish' (3), has more recently recognized that while his 'characterization of Tupaia as "a curiosity" in the same class as a tiger has rightly become notorious', Banks primarily views Tupaia as 'a man of rank and social eminence', a worthy companion, and an explorer in his own right.