noun, plural dil·et·tantes, dil·et·tan·ti [dil-i-tahn-tee] /ˈdɪl ɪˈtɑn ti/.
Origin of dilettante
SYNONYMS FOR dilettante
Related formsdil·et·tan·tish, dil·et·tan·te·ish, adjective
Examples from the Web for dilettanti
I was there, says the diary, and much enjoyed the fermentation that prevailed among the dilettanti.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
So at least thought two dilettanti officers who must have missed the Theatre Favart in Spain.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac
He was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Dilettanti, and a notable collector.
He painted the portraits of the members of the Dilettanti Society, and was a great and ignorant collector of Rembrandt etchings.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
But we have no such talents, you and I; we are just the ordinary gentlemen of leisure,—dilettanti.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for dilettanti
noun plural -tantes or -tanti (-ˈtɑːntɪ)
Derived Formsdilettantish or dilettanteish, adjectivedilettantism or dilettanteism, noun
Word Origin for dilettante
Culture definitions for dilettanti
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.