Meaning of dilettante

dil•et•tante

Pronunciation: (dil'i-tänt", dil"i-tänt', -tän'tā, -tan'tē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -tantes, -tan•ti
—n.
  1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.
  2. a lover of an art or science, esp. of a fine art.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to dilettantes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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