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dilettante

dil·et·tante / ˌdiliˈtänt/ • n. (pl. -tan·ti / -ˈtäntē/ or -tantes ) a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge: [as adj.] a dilettante approach to science. ∎ archaic a person with an amateur interest in the arts. DERIVATIVES: dil·et·tan·tish adj. dil·et·tant·ism / -ˌtizəm/ n.

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dilettante

dilettante amateur of the fine arts; (later) mere amateur. XVIII. — It. ‘lover (of music or painting)’, sb. use of prp. of dilettare :- L. dēlectāre DELIGHT.

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dilettante

dilettantebatty, bratty, catty, chatty, Cincinnati, Dolcelatte, fatty, flattie, Hattie, natty, patty, ratty, Satie, Scarlatti, scatty, Tati, tattie, tatty •faculty •Alicante, andante, ante, anti, Ashanti, Bramante, Chianti, Dante, dilettante, Fante, Ferranti, infante, scanty, shanty (US chanty), spumante, vigilante, Zante •Asti, pasty •pederasty •Amati, arty, Astarte, castrati, chapatti, clarty, coati, ex parte, Frascati, glitterati, Gujarati, hearty, illuminati, karate, Kiribati, lathi, literati, Marathi, obbligati (US obligati), party, tarty •crafty, draughty (US drafty) •auntie • nasty • contrasty •amaretti, amoretti, Betti, Betty, confetti, cornetti, Donizetti, Getty, Giacometti, Hettie, jetty, machete, Marinetti, Nettie, petit, petty, Rossetti, Serengeti, spaghetti, sweaty, vaporetti, yeti •hefty, lefty •felty, sheltie •penalty • specialty • empty •al dente, aplenty, cognoscenti, divertimenti, lisente, plenty, portamenti, sente, twenty, twenty-twenty •seventy • peasanty •chesty, testy, zesty •Ghiberti

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