the practices or characteristics of a dilettante.
- Also dil·et·tan·te·ism [dil-i-tahn-tee-iz-uhm, -tan-]. /ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑn tiˌɪz əm, -ˈtæn-/.
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How to use dilettantism in a sentence
But too often, indeed, is the inane world of aristocratic dilettantism felt hovering dimly near, as we read these pages.
Except for his fatal Memoirs, we should not have realised his dilettantism.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Conversation fosters criticism and dilettantism alike, and these are Wilde's most noticeable characteristics.Oscar Wilde | Arthur Ransome
To give every ounce in you to do what you set out to do—no lackadaisical dilettantism—your whole heart in it—and go to it!Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield
Charlatans among the leaders of the new thought, and society dilettantism, both came under his merciless lash.The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.