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amateur

  

      n  
1    a person who engages in an activity, esp. a sport, as a pastime rather than professionally or for gain  
2    an athlete or sportsman  
3    a person unskilled in or having only a superficial knowledge of a subject or activity  
4    a person who is fond of or admires something  
5    modifier   consisting of or for amateurs  
an amateur event     
      adj  
6    amateurish; not professional or expert  
an amateur approach     
     (C18: from French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love)  
  amateurism      n  
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amateur

  
  
dabbler, dilettante, layman, nonprofessional  

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