The fired host unloads on Current TV, accusing Al Gore of being a dilettante and co-owner Joel Hyatt of blackmail.
He fully admits his chronicle of Galliano's shows from 2004 to 2010 was “the work of a dilettante.”
I finally feel like I can call myself a writer now, rather than writing being just something I do on the side, as a dilettante.
She did fashion another sandwich of a rugged pattern, but there was a hint of the dilettante in her work.
And the Amateur was unknown—and the dilettante undreamed of!
These men are at any rate ‘thorough’; they are not dilettante dalliers between two opinions.
It never failed; the dilettante in fun was not to be deceived.
To her he was an eccentric, and a dilettante in crime—a seeker after the lower strata of humanity, but nothing more.
I really have no mind to turn into a dilettante spiritualist.
Both father and son were dilettante composers and instrumental players—the father on the violoncello, the son on the pianoforte.
1733, borrowing of Italian dilettante "lover of music or painting," from dilettare "to delight," from Latin delectare (see delight (n.)). Originally without negative connotation, "devoted amateur," the pejorative sense emerged late 18c. by contrast with professional.
Someone who is interested in the fine arts as a spectator, not as a serious practitioner. Dilettante is most often used to mean a dabbler, someone with a broad but shallow attachment to any field.