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Definition of dilettante

What is the definition of "dilettante"?
  • dil•et•tan•tenoun
  • 1. A dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge. See Synonyms at amateur.
    2. A lover of the fine arts; a connoisseur.


  • dil•et•tan•teadjective
  • 1. Superficial; amateurish.


Use "dilettante" in a sentence
  • "The real generalist is sometimes known as a dilettante and needs an independent income."

    "‘No, the word dilettante did not accord with that face, the expression of that face, those eyes ....’"

    "The word dilettante derives from the Italian dilettare, meaning to delight in."

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