[am-uh-choo-riz-uh m, -tyoo-, -chuh-, -tuh-, am-uh-tur-iz-uh m]
- the practice, quality, or character of an amateur or amateurish performance.
Origin of amateurism
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Examples from the Web for amateurism
Thorpe was immediately defended around the world as a scapegoat to the elitist—and already hollow—code of amateurism.
By 1982 the Olympic ideal of amateurism was as good as dead.