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What does "Amateur" mean?


(n.) A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally

Synonyms recreational, amateurish, unprofessional, inexpert, unpaid, unskilled, nonprofessional

Example: "An amateur painter" Example: "A very amateurish job"

Word Family amateurish, amateurism, amateurs