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
Example sentences from the Web for dilettante
Men who marry rich, by contrast, are often seen as dilettantish—effete even.Mitt Romney: The GOP’s Own John Kerry, or Is He More an Al Gore?|Michelle Cottle|January 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was exceedingly well fixed in a money way—a sort of dilettantish architect, with offices in the Metropolitan Tower.The Destroying Angel|Louis Joseph Vance
His dilettantish manner was gone for good, as was also his foppish beard.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed
Evelyns suggestions were unpractical and dilettantish, and Pepyss ramblings not over wise.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
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.