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Adjective: dilettante  ,di-lu'taant or 'di-lu,taant
  1. Showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    "his dilettante efforts at painting";
    - dilettantish, dilettanteish, sciolistic
Noun: dilettante (dilettantes,dilettanti)  ,di-lu'taant or 'di-lu,taant
  1. An amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
    - dabbler, sciolist

Derived forms: dilettantes, dilettanti

See also: superficial

Type of: amateur

Encyclopedia: Dilettante