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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A superficial amateur.

Usage examples (34)
  • Although she is only a dilettante in the field of art, she has a genius for mathematics.
  • The word dilettante derives from the Italian dilettare, meaning to delight in.
  • The real generalist is sometimes known as a dilettante and needs an independent income.
  • 'No, the word dilettante did not accord with that face, the expression of that face, those eyes ....' for more
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