• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dilettanteism The state or quality of being a dilettante; the desultory pursuit of art, science, or literature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dilettanteism See dilelttantism.
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  • George V. Higgins
    George V. Higgins
    “Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.”


In literature:

A wandering dilettante, the worst type of the pseudo-culture of our universities.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Should he happen to be an artist, he must appear to be only a dilettante.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Education has slowly been removed from the dilettantic, unprepared school boards.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo M√ľnsterberg
My wife must consider herself quite above a reasonably melodious dilettantism.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
But to his vast surprise not a word was said, and the dilettante hunters faded away one by one.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
I grew tired of my dilettantism.
"The Chamber of Life" by Green Peyton Wertenbaker
Here, sure enough, is an Abbey; beautiful in the eye of Dilettantism.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Toinette was somewhat of a dilettante, and pottered away with her water-colors with more or less success.
"Caps and Capers" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
And, be it understood, he is no frivolous Dilettante.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
By the soulless dilettante.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille

In news:

They're still fun for dilettantes and music nerds alike.
Just your average everyday "New York Public Library girl materials dilettante ".
When I follow up by asking which he has more passion for, he discreetly nods toward Dilettante 's pristine mountain of liquor bottles.
Though he's been at Dilettante only about six months, Rob says he's worked at Broadway watering holes, which he wishes to keep anonymous, for years.
Grove Opera Dictionary Can Make Experts Of Dilettante and Pro.
Dilettante Duelists Swing Sabers During Lunch Hour.
At home in stately Wayne Manor he's a rich playboy and a dilettante, his mind occupied with nothing weightier than this week's blonde.
Professional drinkers eschew glasses altogether, but clean-freak dilettantes will love Quirky's Tether .
2010 Catherine et Pierre Breton 'La Dilettante' Chenin Sec Vouvray .
2010 Catherine et Pierre Breton "La Dilettante" Chenin Sec Vouvray ($23.25).
Republicans see him as a self-absorbed dilettante who tricked citizens into "wasting" their vote, scuttling the chances of their best candidate in years, former state Sen Richard Tisei.
But that doesn't mean he performs or acts like a dilettante.
Some two dozen never-before-exhibited photographs of the Rolling Stones are on display at Dilettante gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
We always knew Starbucks was a hangout for writers and dilettantes.
I could tell right away my companions had me pegged as a dilettante the other day when I tried putting on my wetsuit while we prepared for a morning swim off Noank.

In science:

From my dilettante point of view, at least two of them should be used for mutual control.
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