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dilettante

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dilettante

  1. 1 a person having a knowledgeable and fine appreciation of the arts <she writes about art not from the point of view of an artist but from that of a committed dilettante> Synonyms cognoscente, connoisseurRelated Words adept, authority, expert, maestro, master, past master, scholar, virtuoso; critic, reviewer; amateur, dabbler; collector; specialist; aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fanNear Antonyms groundling, lowbrow, materialist, philistine

  2. 2 a person who regularly or occasionally engages in an activity as a pastime rather than as a profession <a dilettante at heart, she was never willing to commit the time and effort that ballet demands> Synonyms dabbler, amateur, hobbyist, layman, nonexpert, nonprofessional, potterer, putterer, tinkererRelated Words all-rounder [British], generalist, general practitioner, jack-of-all-trades; aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fanAntonyms authority, expert, pro, professional, specialist





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