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dilettante

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdilettantedil‧et‧tan‧te /ˌdɪləˈtænti $ -ˈtɑːnti/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SUBJECTsomeone who is not serious about what they are doing or does not study a subject thoroughlydilettante adjective [only before noun]
Examples from the Corpus
dilettanteI was always a dilettante when it came to alienation.I know that I will always be a dilettante by comparison.Mr Rolleman was in a sense right in his opinion of me: I am by his standards a dilettante.The drug is still occasionally used experimentally by scientists, psychiatrists, and philosophers, as well as by dilettante drug takers.Morrison is no dilettante - the music is clean and professional.There is now no room for the amateur or the dilettante in the business.The fancy taste for ornaments and trinkets displayed by these peculiar birds appealed to the Victorian dilettante.
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