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Definition of 'amateur'


  1. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  2. does not play for pay
       Antonyms: professional pro


  1. engaged in as a pastime; "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary"
       Synonyms: recreational unpaid
  2. lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"
       Synonyms: amateurish inexpert unskilled

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