dilettanti dilettanti

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
  2. (adj) showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

Usage(s):

  1. By comparing notes the German diplomats and dilettanti discovered that these two Paul Claudels are indeed one.
  2. Some of the finest early lithographs were by French dilettanti whose names have not transpired.
  3. The wonders of Africa, America and the Pacific glared peevishly back at the Georgian dilettanti from their wooden dens and dirty straw.
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