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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.”
Noun
A foolish or incompetent person
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A person who has been initiated into an organization or activity
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A devotee of a particular religion or cult
Noun
Minor league
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A person of mediocre ability
Noun
A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, or on television
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The quality or state of being simple and sincere
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A person taking part in a sport or game
Adjective
Done in an inept or unskilful way
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“It was a clumsy amateur agent who was foolish enough to allow himself to be detected.”
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Being such only for recreation
“… an amateur cabinetmaker, he derives immense satisfaction from finely crafting his own furniture.”
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Designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
“Paul Burgess and Randy Olson are train enthusiasts and amateur photographers.”
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Having little knowledge or experience of a particular thing
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Having mediocre, common or inferior qualities
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A person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped
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Exaggerated and excessively dramatic
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Without a salary or wage
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