[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

First recorded in 1865–70; amateur + -ism
Related formspseu·do·am·a·teur·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of amateurism

Historical Examples of amateurism

  • But in every branch of politics and some departments of science it was an age of amateurism.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • Exclamation points must be used sparingly: a row of three or four of them at the end of a sentence is a sign of amateurism.

    Short Story Writing

    Charles Raymond Barrett