Dilettanteism
Dilettanteism Dil`et*tan"te*ism, n. The state or quality of being a dilettante; the desultory pursuit of art, science, or literature. [1913 Webster]

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  • dilettanteism — dil·et·tan·te·ism …   English syllables

  • dilettanteism — noun see dilettantism * * * dilettanˈtism or dilettanˈteism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑dilettante …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacob Grimm — Born 4 January 1785(1785 01 04) Hanau, Hesse Kassel, HRE Died 20 September 1863(1863 09 20 …   Wikipedia

  • Dilettant — Dil et*tant , a. Of or pertaining to dilettanteism; amateur; as, dilettant speculation. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilettantism — Dil et*tant ism, n. Same as {Dilettanteism}. F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dilettantism — /dil i tahn tiz euhm, tan /, n. the practices or characteristics of a dilettante. Also, dilettanteism /dil i tahn tee iz euhm, tan /. [1800 10; DILETTANTE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Marcus Aurelius Antoninus — • Second century Roman emperor and philosopher Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus     Marcus Aurelius Antoninus      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • virtu — n. [It.] 1. Taste for curiosities, love of the fine arts, dilettanteism. 2. Curiosities, objects of art or of antiquity (taken collectively) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dilettante — [dil′ə tänt΄, dil′ətant΄; dil΄ə tänt′, dil′ətant′; ] occas. [ dil΄ə tän′tē, dil΄ətan′tē] n. pl. dilettantes or dilettanti [dil΄ə tən′tī΄, dil΄ə tən′tē] [It < prp. of dilettare, to delight < L delectare, to charm, DELIGHT] 1. Now Rare a… …   English World dictionary

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