amateurishly amateurishly


  • (adv) in an amateurish manner


  1. Note to cultists: A movie may be incompetently acted and amateurishly shot.
  2. Her tool was Voodoo, until then amateurishly practiced.
  3. The pictures are often amateurishly taken, the continuity is rakishly discontinuous, and the narration is written and read like a fifth-grade paper on How I Spent My Summer Vacation.


  • Editorial: al-Qaida recruits

    One of al-Qaida’s last but most dangerous franchises is al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. It has links to chapters spread across North Africa but appears to work largely out of Yemen, where it has launched several unsuccessful attacks against American airliners. They might have succeeded had they not been so amateurishly done.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star


  1. "The prime minister has very amateurishly ruined our relations with China and this has negative consequences," Dion said. "The fact is that our relationship with China has been deteriorating without any improvements regarding human rights."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Stephane Dion Source: Toronto Star

  2. The government's indifference has left Turkey to the whims of the financial crisis and "amateurishly watched events unfold," Bahçeli said.
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Devlet Bahceli Source: Hürriyet

  3. "I am surprised at the prime minister who amateurishly and irresponsibly handed over the entire Golan Heights before the negotiations began," Netanyahu said at a ceremony closing the Mimuna festival, a Moroccan Passover tradition.
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Ha'aretz

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