dilettantish
adjective see dilettante

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dilettantish — Dil et*tant ish, a. Dilettanteish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dilettantish — dilettante ► NOUN (pl. dilettanti or dilettantes) ▪ a person who dabbles in a subject for enjoyment but without serious study. DERIVATIVES dilettantish adjective dilettantism noun. ORIGIN Italian, person loving the arts …   English terms dictionary

  • dilettantish — adjective showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish his dilettantish efforts at painting • Syn: ↑dilettante, ↑dilettanteish, ↑sciolistic • Similar to: ↑superficial • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • dilettantish — See dilettante. * * * …   Universalium

  • dilettantish — adjective amateurish …   Wiktionary

  • dilettantish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking the required professional skill: amateurish, dilettante, nonprofessional, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillful. See ABILITY …   English dictionary for students

  • dilettantish — dil·et tant·ish || ‚dɪlɪ tÉ‘ntɪʃ / tæn adj. amateur, superficial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dilettantish — dil·et·tant·ish …   English syllables

  • dilettantish — /dɪləˈtæntɪʃ/ (say diluh tantish) adjective 1. in the style of a dilettante. 2. revealing a lack of serious interest or commitment; frivolous …   Australian English dictionary

  • dilettante — dilettantish, dilettanteish, adj. /dil i tahnt , dil i tahnt , tahn tay, tan tee/, n., pl. dilettantes, dilettanti / tahn tee/, adj. n. 1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial …   Universalium

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