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Synonyms and Antonyms of amateur

  1. 1 being such only for recreation <an amateur cabinetmaker, he derives immense satisfaction from finely crafting his own furniture> Synonyms avocational, backyard, jackleg, nonprofessional, SundayRelated Words naive (or naïve), primitive, self-taught; amateurish, dilettante, inexperienced, inexpert, unprofessional, unskilled; uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; part-time, weekend

  2. 2 lacking or showing a lack of expert skill <in every room there were amateur watercolors, apparently the work of the innkeeper's wife> Synonyms amateurish, dilettante, dilettantish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, nonprofessional, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillfulRelated Words curbstone, self-taught, uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed; crude, defective, faulty, flawed, primitive, unfinished, unpolished; beginning, entry-level, fresh, green, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; incapable, incompetent, talentless, unable, unfit, ungifted, untalentedNear Antonyms able, accomplished, capable, competent, dexterous (also dextrous), gifted, habile, handsome, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented; experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran; educated, fitted, initiated, knowledgeable, prepared, qualified, schooled, taught, trained, tutored, versed; all-around (also all-round), ambidextrous, versatile, well-rounded; finished, polished, slickAntonyms ace, adept, consummate, crackerjack, expert, master, masterful, masterly, professional, virtuosic, virtuoso



Synonyms and Antonyms of amateur

  1. 1 a person who regularly or occasionally engages in an activity as a pastime rather than as a profession <an amateur photographer who has won a number of photo contests> Synonyms dabbler, dilettante, hobbyist, layman, nonexpert, nonprofessional, potterer, putterer, tinkerer Related Words all-rounder [British], generalist, general practitioner, jack-of-all-trades; aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan Antonyms authority, expert, pro, professional, specialist

  2. 2 a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science <a homemade doghouse that looked like it was built by an amateur who hadn't mastered basic carpentry> Synonyms hack, hacker, inexpert, jackleg, trifler Related Words beginner, freshman, greenhorn, kid, learner, neophyte, newcomer, novice, rookie, tenderfoot, tyro Near Antonyms maestro, virtuoso, whiz, wizard; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteran Antonyms ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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