amateurism

[ am-uh-choo-riz-uhm, -tyoo-, -chuh-, -tuh-, am-uh-tur-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈæm ə tʃʊˌrɪz əm, -tyʊ-, -tʃə-, -tə-, ˌæm əˈtɜr ɪz əm /

noun

the practice, quality, or character of an amateur or amateurish performance.

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Origin of amateurism

First recorded in 1865–70; amateur + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM amateurism

pseu·do·am·a·teur·ism, noun

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