dilettante

  • 1 dilettante — [ diletɑ̃t ] n. • 1740; mot it. « celui qui s adonne à un art par plaisir »; p. prés. de dilettare « délecter » 1 ♦ Vx Amateur passionné de musique. ⇒ mélomane. Par ext. Amateur d art, de littérature. « Le dilettante n a pas de tempérament… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Dilettante — may refer to: A person who enjoys the arts or someone who engages in a field as an amateur out of casual interest rather than as a profession Dilettante Society Music The Dilettantes, a San Francisco neo psychedelic rock band Dilettante (album),… …

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  • 3 Dilettante — Dil et*tan te, n.; pl. {Dilettanti}. [It., prop. p. pr. of dillettare to take delight in, fr. L. delectare to delight. See {Delight}, v. t.] An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 dilettante — 1733, borrowing of It. dilettante lover of music or painting, from dilettare to delight, from L. delectare (see DELIGHT (Cf. delight)). Originally without negative connotation, devoted amateur, the pejorative sense emerged late 18c. by contrast… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 dilettante — [adj] amateurish artsy fartsy*, dabbling, green*, half baked*, half cocked*, rookie, tenderfoot*, unaccomplished, ungifted, unskilled; concept 527 Ant. professional dilettante [n] amateur abecedarian, aesthete, connoisseur, dabbler, dallier,… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 dilettante — DILETTANTE: Homme très riche, abonné à l Opéra …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 8 dilettante — [part. pres. di dilettare ]. ■ s.m. e f. 1. [chi svolge un attività non per professione, né per lucro, ma per piacere proprio] ▶◀ amatore, appassionato, cultore, [di teatro] filodrammatico. ◀▶ professionista. 2. (spreg.) [chi dimostra… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 9 dilettante — 1 *amateur, dabbler, tyro Contrasted words: artist, *expert, adept 2 *aesthete, connoisseur Contrasted words: *artist, artificer, architect: *writer …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 dilettante — meaning ‘someone with superficial or affected knowledge of a subject’, is spelt with one l and two ts, and has plural forms dilettanti or dilettantes …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 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

  • 12 Dilettante — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « « dilettante » », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) La Dilettante, film français de 1999.… …

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  • 13 dilettante — di·let·tàn·te p.pres., agg., s.m. e f. 1. p.pres., agg. → dilettare 2. agg., s.m. e f. AU che, chi coltiva un arte, una scienza o una disciplina non per professione o per lucro, ma per puro piacere personale: un regista, un attore dilettante;… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 14 dilettante —    Originally, an admirer or lover of the arts, a connoisseur. Or, a dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge; an amateur. Today, dilettante is more likely to be used in the latter sense, and taken by many by the listener, even if not by the… …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 15 dilettante — UK [ˌdɪləˈtæntɪ] / US [ˌdɪləˈtɑnt] noun [countable] Word forms dilettante : singular dilettante plural dilettantes formal someone who is interested in something such as art or music but does not know very much about it …

    English dictionary

  • 16 dilettante — noun (plural tantes or dilettanti) Etymology: Italian, from present participle of dilettare to delight, from Latin dilectare more at delight Date: 1748 1. an admirer or lover of the arts 2. a person having a superficial …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 dilettante — 1. noun /ˈdɪlətənt/ a) An amateur, someone who dabbles in a field out of casual interest rather than as a profession or serious interest. b) A person with a general but superficial interest in any art or a branch of knowledge. (Sometimes… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 dilettante — (di lè ttan t ) s. m. Amateur de musique, surtout de musique italienne.    Par extension, celui qui s occupe d une chose en amateur.    Au plur. Des dilettanti. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ital. dilettante, mot à mot qui se délecte ; de dilettare (voy.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 dilettante — {{hw}}{{dilettante}}{{/hw}}A s. m.  e f. 1 Chi coltiva un arte, una scienza o si dedica a un attività sportiva non per lucro ma per diletto: ciclista –d; dilettante di musica; CONTR. Professionista. 2 (est.) Chi manca di esperienza, perizia |… …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 20 dilettante — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. amateur, enthusiast; dabbler, poetaster; lightweight, poseur, pretender, faker. See taste, ignorance. Ant., professional. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dabbler, trifler, aesthete, amateur; see amateur . See …

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