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From Italian dilettante, prop. present participle of dilettare (to delight), from Latin dēlectāre (to delight).

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dilettante (plural dilettanti or dilettantes)

  1. An amateur, someone who dabbles in a field out of casual interest rather than as a profession or serious interest.
    Synonyms: amateur, dabbler
    Antonym: professional
  2. (sometimes offensive) A person with a general but superficial interest in any art or a branch of knowledge.

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dilettante (comparative more dilettante, superlative most dilettante)

  1. Pertaining to or like a dilettante.

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dilettante m, f (plural dilettantes)

  1. dilettante

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dilettante (plural dilettantes)

  1. dilettante

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dilettare (to delight).

NounEdit

dilettante m, f (plural dilettanti)

  1. amateur
  2. dilettante

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dilettante (masculine and feminine plural dilettanti)

  1. amateur

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