amateurism

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

noun

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

Origin of amateurism

First recorded in 1865–70; amateur + -ism

Related forms

pseu·do·am·a·teur·ism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amateurism