amateur
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈæ.mə.tə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæ.mə.tɚ/, /ˈæ.mə.tʃɚ/, /ˈæ.mə.tʃʊɚ/
Noun

amateur (plural amateurs)

  1. (now rare) A lover of something.
    • 2006, John Hailman, Thomas Jefferson on Wine, University of Mississippi 2006, p. x:
      he conducted extensive correspondence on wines with European suppliers, employing a wine vocabulary familiar to any modern amateur of wines.
  2. A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.
    The contest is only open to amateurs.
  3. Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.
    The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.
Synonyms Translations Translations Adjective

amateur

  1. Non-professional.
  2. Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
    amateur sports
  3. Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.
    Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.
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