dilettantism

[ dil-i-tahn-tiz-uhm, -tan- ]
/ ˈdɪl ɪ tɑnˌtɪz əm, -tæn- /

noun

the practices or characteristics of a dilettante.

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Also dil·et·tan·te·ism [dil-i-tahn-tee-iz-uhm, -tan-]. /ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑn tiˌɪz əm, -ˈtæn-/.

Origin of dilettantism

First recorded in 1800–10; dilettante + -ism

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