- amateur ► NOUN 1) a person who takes part in a sport or other activity without being paid. 2) a person regarded as incompetent at a particular activity.► ADJECTIVE 1) non-professional. 2) inept.DERIVATIVES amateurism noun.ORIGIN French, 'lover' .
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Amateurism — Am a*teur*ism, n. The practice, habit, or work of an amateur. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
amateurism — [am′ə chər iz΄əm, am′ətəriz΄əm] n. 1. an amateurish method or quality 2. the nonprofessional status of an amateur … English World dictionary
amateurism — [[t]æ̱mətərɪzəm, AM tʃɜːr [/t]] N UNCOUNT Amateurism is the belief that people should take part in sports and other activities as a hobby, for pleasure, rather than as a job, for money. He is a staunch supporter of amateurism. Ant:… … English dictionary
amateurism — noun see amateur … New Collegiate Dictionary
amateurism — /am euh choo riz euhm, tyoo , cheuh , teuh , am euh terr iz euhm/, n. the practice, quality, or character of an amateur or amateurish performance. [1865 70; AMATEUR + ISM] * * * … Universalium
amateurism — noun a) Amateur beliefs and practices generally. b) The opinion or conviction that sports ought not to be played for money … Wiktionary
amateurism — amÂ·aÂ·teurÂ·ism || Ã¦mÉ™tÉ™rÉªzm n. amateurish performance; inexperience, incompetence … English contemporary dictionary
amateurism — noun (U) the belief that enjoying a sport or other activity is more important than earning money from it … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
amateurism — am·a·teur·ism … English syllables
amateurism — /ˈæmətərɪzəm/ (say amuhtuhrizuhm), / tʃə / (say chuh ) noun the practice or character of an amateur … Australian English dictionary