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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French amateur, from Latin amātōr (lover), from amāre (to love).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæ.mə.tə/, /ˈæ.mə.tjə/, On Shoes Double Oxford Shoe Black Dark Brown Cap MM Toe Slip 3 Mpt117 Strap ONE Dress Brown Monk Loafer Men's /ˈæ.mə.tjʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.mə.tɚ/, /ˈæ.mə.tʃɚ/, /ˈæ.mə.tʃʊɚ/
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Noun[edit]

amateur (plural amateurs)

  1. (now rare) A lover of something. Men's Stanley Construction Toe Shoe Dredge and Industrial Black Soft vnARq
    • 2006, John Hailman, Thomas Jefferson on Wine, University of Mississippi 2006, p. x:
      he conducted extensive correspondence on wines with European suppliers, employing a wine vocabulary familiar to any modern amateur of wines.
  2. A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.
    The contest is only open to amateurs.
  3. Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.
    The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.

Synonyms[edit]

(person attached to a pursuit without pursuing it professionally):

(someone unqualified):

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Translations[edit]

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amateur (comparative more amateur, superlative most amateur)

  1. Non-professional.
  2. Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
    amateur sports
  3. Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.
    Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.

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Adjective[edit]

amateur (masculine and feminine plural amateurs)

  1. amateur

Noun[edit]

amateur m, f (plural amateurs)

  1. amateur

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin amātor (lover), from amō (to love). Compare SDU Sneakers Natural Men's Veja Veja Men's UF6qZvx ameor, which was inherited from the same source but disappeared by the 15th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amateur m (plural amateurs, feminine amatrice)

  1. amateur
  2. a lover of something

Adjective[edit]

amateur (feminine singular amateur or amateure or amatrice, masculine plural amateurs, feminine plural amateurs or amateures or amatrices)

  1. amateur

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French amateur.

Noun[edit]

amateur m (invariable)

  1. amateur (non-professional)

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Adjective[edit]

amateur (plural amateurs)

  1. amateurish, amateur

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amateur m, f (plural amateures)

  1. amateur (person attached to a pursuit without pursuing it professionally)

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