• WordNet 3.6
    • n amateurishness something that demonstrates a lack of professional competency
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amateurishness The quality of being amateurish.
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In literature:

Grieg could not endure "amateurish mediocrity," and made war upon it, thus drawing jealous attacks upon himself.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
He affected coolness, disdain, amateurishness, triviality.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
I smiled at Captain Blaise's amateurish rhymings on the veranda of the manor-house.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
But he realized that his amateurish knowledge of the game would be an affront to those free-moving sons of the mesa.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The work is entirely free from those traces of amateurishness, almost inseparable from a first effort.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, Jan. 2, 1892" by Various
Elsewhere the volume is amateurish and weak.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
The editor said that it read amateurish, and he felt he would have to make a change.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Their old-fashioned methods and amateurish leading seem to be paying a heavy price in the present campaign.
"My Adventures as a Spy" by Robert Baden-Powell
Amateurish killing is a sickly sort of sport.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
Glaring evidence of amateurishness, this.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson

In news:

Yemen packages may signal Al Qaeda franchise is ' amateurish '.
Many professional mechanics consider it "amateurish" to put your name on wrenches, sockets or screwdrivers, and I admit it's a bit fussy to mark every single tool.
In the latest twist to the Innocence of Muslims saga -- the amateurishly made anti-Islamic film that set off anti-U.
I saw "Lincoln" over the weekend and thought it was both great fun to watch and weirdly amateurish, as if Hollywood's A-list all decided to pitch in on a community-theater production about Abraham Lincoln.
Amateurish use of Photoshop causes yet another BP embarrassment.
Amateurish but sincere, this local indie drama addresses several pressing issues in the lives of south-side youth: gun violence, teen pregnancy, and the high number of public-school dropouts.
But who was behind that amateurish video remains a mystery.
It is, however, haphazard and amateurish.
The 'docudrama' is an amateurish reconstruction of a World War II bombing mission that went awry.
Hollywood cannot pollute the ozone with anything more idiotic, contrived, amateurish or sub-mental than Lady in the Water.
When the bomb squad looked inside, they found an "amateurish" car bomb: 5-gallon jugs of gasoline.
It's resolutely unmagical: the closest thing to wizardry is the ability to hack into the amateurish Pagford Parish Council Web site.