dilettantism

/dil"i tahn tiz'euhm, -tan-/, n.
the practices or characteristics of a dilettante.
Also, dilettanteism /dil'i tahn"tee iz'euhm, -tan"-/.
[1800-10; DILETTANTE + -ISM]

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  • Dilettantism — Dil et*tant ism, n. Same as {Dilettanteism}. F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dilettantism — dilettante ► NOUN (pl. dilettanti or dilettantes) ▪ a person who dabbles in a subject for enjoyment but without serious study. DERIVATIVES dilettantish adjective dilettantism noun. ORIGIN Italian, person loving the arts …   English terms dictionary

  • dilettantism — noun see dilettante …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dilettantism — noun The act of behaving like a dilettante, of being an amateur or dabbler , sometimes in the arts. Also the act of enjoying the arts, being a connoisseur. Can be perceived as superficial. See Also: dilettante …   Wiktionary

  • DILETTANTISM —    an idle, often affected, almost always barren admiration and study of the fine arts, in earnest about nothing …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • dilettantism — dil·et tant·ism || ‚dɪlɪ tÉ‘ntɪzm / tæn0 n. amateurism, superficiality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dilettantism — dil·et·tant·ism …   English syllables

  • dilettantism — dil•et•tant•ism [[t]ˈdɪl ɪ tɑnˌtɪz əm, tæn [/t]] also dil•et•tan•te•ism [[t]ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑn tiˌɪz əm, ˈtæn [/t]] n. the practices of a dilettante • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • dilettantism — /dɪləˈtæntɪzəm/ (say diluh tantizuhm) noun the practices or characteristics of a dilettante …   Australian English dictionary

  • dilettantism — s ( en) …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

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