Examples of dabbler in a Sentence
he was a dabbler, learning the basics of many arts but mastering none
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First Known Use of dabbler
Synonymsamateur, dilettante, hobbyist, layman, nonexpert, nonprofessional, potterer, putterer, tinkerer
Antonymsauthority, expert, pro, professional, specialist
Related Wordsall-rounder [British], generalist, general practitioner, jack-of-all-trades; aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan
Synonym Discussion of dabbler
- a painting obviously done by an amateur
- remained an amateur despite lucrative offers
- had no patience for dilettantes
- a dabbler who started novels but never finished them
- shows talent but is still a mere tyro
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