Words at Play : Simple But Intelligent Word Choices, Vol. 2

#4: DilettanteĀ 

Definition:

a person whose interest in an art or in an area of knowledge is not very deep or serious

Words It Might Replace:

dabbler, amateur, hack

Example:

"But compared with Matthew de Abaitua I am a complete dilettante. We camp perhaps once a year, and only in summer, and only in good weather (we cancel if it's wet)." – Tom Fort, Telegraph.co.uk, June 28, 2011

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