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dilettante
(n)
di-lǝt-AUNT-ay
Meaning

amateur practitioner of an art; dabbler; someone who practices an art without having expertise in it

1st Sample Sentence

He had always dreamed of becoming a great painter, but he never got the opportunity to realize this dream, and so he remained a dilettante.

Root

delectare (allure, delight, charm, please) (Latin)

Antonyms

virtuoso

Mnemonics

'Dil' (Heart)+ 'e' (hey) + ttante sounds like (anti). So when you are doing any work against your heart, you don't take it seriously. DIL (my heart) ETTANTE ATU. whatever my heart says i'll just follow blindly dilettante sounds like DEBUTANT (an unskilled person)

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