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English adjective: amateur

1. amateur engaged in as a pastime


SamplesAn amateur painter.
Gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals.
Recreational golfers.
Reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating.
Unpaid extras in the documentary.


Synonymsrecreational, unpaid


Similarnonprofessional


Antonymsprofessional

2. amateur lacking professional skill or expertise


SamplesA very amateurish job.
Inexpert but conscientious efforts.
An unskilled painting.


Synonymsamateurish, inexpert, unskilled


Similarunprofessional


Antonymsprofessional


English noun: amateur

1. amateur (person) someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)bird watcher, birder, dabbler, dilettante, hobbyist, sciolist

2. amateur (person) an athlete who does not play for pay


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock


Narrower (hyponym)outdoor man, sporting man


Antonymspro, professional









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