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Definition of Dilettante


  1. An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only.

Dilettante Quotations

Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
Anna Julia Cooper

The cat is a dilettante in fur.
Theophile Gautier

I want to make sure I'm not a dilettante. Decorating has been a passion all my life. I love it.
Cristina Saralegui

In our culture, we get very much into shorthanding people. And I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blahblahblah. It's hard to shake those sort of narratives.
Ben Affleck

For better or worse, I've always been curious musically. Whether it's opera or Judy Garland or pop, I've deliberately sought those things out. I've never wanted to do the same things over and over. Some think I've accomplished what I set out to do, and others consider me a dilettante.
Rufus Wainwright
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Dilettante Translations

dilettante in Afrikaans is amateur
dilettante in Dutch is knutselaar, dilettant, amateur
dilettante in French is dilettante
dilettante in German is Dilettant
dilettante in Spanish is diletante
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