Synonyms for amateur

Grammar : Noun
Spell : am-uh-choor, -cher, -ter, am-uh-tur
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæm əˌtʃʊər, -tʃər, -tər, ˌæm əˈtɜr

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Définition of amateur

Origin :
  • 1784, "one who has a taste for (something)," from French amateur "lover of," from Latin amatorem (nominative amator) "lover," agent noun from amatus, past participle of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an adjective, by 1838.
  • noun casual participant
Example sentences :
  • All of which seemed very fascinating to the amateur in adventure.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • One of them had the appearance of an amateur, the other was an artist, an engraver.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • An amateur, however, is carried away by his desire for results.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • People who live by an art always understand it better than an amateur.
  • Extract from : « The Room in the Dragon Volant » by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • Franklin went through life with the joyous inventiveness of the amateur.
  • Extract from : « The American Mind » by Bliss Perry
  • And he: That may well be, seeing I am an amateur and not in training.
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • We squabbled over some amateur theatricals, and she has cut my acquaintance ever since.
  • Extract from : « The Dominant Strain » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • In this contribution he sings a pan in praise of the amateur athlete.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.
  • But the vine characters condemn Rebecca for any but the amateur.
  • Extract from : « Manual of American Grape-Growing » by U. P. Hedrick
  • In spite of many good qualities, Berckmans is but an amateur's grape.
  • Extract from : « Manual of American Grape-Growing » by U. P. Hedrick

Antonyms for amateur

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