noun, plural dil·et·tantes, dil·et·tan·ti [dil-i-tahn-tee]. /ˈdɪl ɪˈtɑn ti/.
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Origin of dilettante
OTHER WORDS FROM dilettantedil·et·tan·tish, dil·et·tan·te·ish, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dilettante
Delivering water helps “dispel the nagging guilt of a slumming dilettante, but only a little” Hardin writes, while wondering whether it’s possible to make a difference in a place “where the devastation extends back decades.”In ‘Standpipe,’ David Hardin offers poignant, fleeting reflections on the Flint water crisis|Kerri Arsenault|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
Suggestions ranged from the dilettante purse designer played by Jennifer Coolidge in the original series to Leslie Jones, who seemed to have Samantha confused with Sabrina the Teenage Witch.Sex and the City Is Nothing Without Samantha Jones|Judy Berman|January 11, 2021|Time
Brands to knowAs with most electronics, certain brands become synonymous with certain types of products because in this space it’s better to be a master of one or two things than a dilettante in a lot of things.
The fired host unloads on Current TV, accusing Al Gore of being a dilettante and co-owner Joel Hyatt of blackmail.Keith Olbermann Files a No-Holds-Barred Lawsuit Over Firing by Current TV|Howard Kurtz|April 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the director publicly clashed with Norton (calling him a “narcissistic dilettante”).Hollywood’s Craziest Director Tony Kaye, Seeks Redemption, With ‘Detachment’|Chris Lee|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.
This deficiency in technique must even debar him from claiming any higher signification than that of a clever dilettante.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
He had dropped in in a dilettante spirit to hear the spirited debate, and the judges were greatly honored.Through the Wall|Cleveland Moffett
With increase of reading we have fallen into a fireside, dilettante culture of ideas as an intellectual pleasure.More Pages from a Journal|Mark Rutherford
Do not suspect that I impose on you the task of writing letters to answer my dilettante questions.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
I believe this to be the test to distinguish the mere dilettante from the artist of real genius.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for dilettante
noun plural -tantes or -tanti (-ˈtɑːntɪ)
Derived forms of dilettantedilettantish or dilettanteish, adjectivedilettantism or dilettanteism, noun
Word Origin for dilettante
Cultural definitions for dilettante
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.