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Noun
A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis
“In another key component, the band sponsored a female athlete and an amateur in each sport.”
Noun
A person who is contemptibly inept at a particular activity
“Owen is a journalist, Mara a novelist, and his contempt at having what he sees as an amateur on his patch is made blindingly obvious.”
Noun
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.”
Adjective
Done in an inept or unskilful way
“It was a clumsy amateur agent who was foolish enough to allow himself to be detected.”
Adjective
Being such only for recreation
“… an amateur cabinetmaker, he derives immense satisfaction from finely crafting his own furniture.”
Adjective
Engaging or engaged in without payment; non-professional
“Paul Burgess and Randy Olson are train enthusiasts and amateur photographers.”
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