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1. amateur

noun. ['ˈæməˌtʃɝː, ˈæməˌtɝː'] someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • birder
  • dilettante
  • bird watcher
  • sciolist
  • dabbler
  • person
  • individual
  • hobbyist
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • extrovert
  • debtor
  • nonreligious person
  • follower

Etymology

  • amateur (French)
  • amator (Latin)

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Rhymes with Amateur

How do you pronounce amateur?

Pronounce amateur as ˈæməˌʧər.

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How do you spell amateur? Is it amatuer ?

A common misspelling of amateur is amatuer

Sentences with amateur


1. Noun, singular or mass
An amateur player is more likely to hit the ball around 100 yards.

2. Adjective
The goal of any amateur comedian is to find professional work.

Quotes about amateur


1. Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. As fandom grew more variegated, genzines reflected a broadening of interests, carrying personal columns of humor and reflection, science articles, amateur fiction, stylish gossip, and inevitably, thoughtful pieces on the future of fandom.
- Gregory Benford

3. When I look at a lot of older stuff that I've written, I think one sign of amateur humor writing is when you see people trying too hard.
- David Sedaris

2. amateur

adjective. ['ˈæməˌtʃɝː, ˈæməˌtɝː'] engaged in as a pastime.

Synonyms

  • unpaid
  • nonprofessional

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • amateur (French)
  • amator (Latin)

3. amateur

adjective. ['ˈæməˌtʃɝː, ˈæməˌtɝː'] lacking professional skill or expertise.

Synonyms

  • unprofessional
  • unskilled
  • inexpert

Antonyms

  • male
  • adult
  • loser
  • unemotional person

Etymology

  • amateur (French)
  • amator (Latin)

4. amateur

noun. ['ˈæməˌtʃɝː, ˈæməˌtɝː'] an athlete who does not play for pay.

Synonyms

  • sporting man
  • athlete
  • jock

Antonyms

  • bad guy
  • partisan
  • leader
  • member

Etymology

  • amateur (French)
  • amator (Latin)
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