Amateur synonyms

ăm'ə-tûr', -tər, -cho͝or', -chər, -tyo͝or'
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A person who is interested in a subject or an activity as a hobby
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One who is just starting to learn or do something; a novice.
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A person not belonging to or skilled in a given profession
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A beginner; a novice. [from 17th c.]
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Of or consisting of the laity, or ordinary people, as distinguished from the clergy
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Like an amateur; inexpert; unskillful
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One who is a nonprofessional in a given field.
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A person on probation in a religious group or order before taking vows; neophyte
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A newly engaged member of a military force, especially one of the lowest rank or grade.
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A beginner or novice:
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One that is learning
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One who dabbles
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The definition of a dilettante is a dabbler or a person who cultivates an interest without really committing or learning anything in depth.
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One who is on probation
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One who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position.
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Hopeful is defined as a person who is likely to succeed.
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An elementary student, a novice; one in the early steps of learning. [Early 17th century.]
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A person who has recently been, or is about to be, initiated
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A practitioner of do it yourself
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A person who putters
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The definition of a freshman is a newcomer in their first year of something they will be doing for several years.
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A newcomer not yet hardened to rough outdoor life; a greenhorn.
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A performer who overacts or exaggerates.
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(Chiefly US) an inexperienced person; a novice, beginner or newcomer
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(Baseball) A player on the team the "Chicago Cubs".
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Agent noun of fumble; one who fumbles.
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Someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
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A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
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The definition of a veteran is a person who has served in the military or a person who has obtained a lot of experience in a particular field.
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An expert.
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An individual of recognized knowledge in a particular topic, typically confirmed by academic standing and publications, who is called upon by one of the parties to testify in court as to his or her opinion of the underlying facts. Also referred to as expert witness.
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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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Lacking concealing elements.
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The definition of elementary is something simple and basic, or the entry-level into something.
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The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
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Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
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(Grammar) Original; primary; radical; not derived.
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The definition of rudimentary is basic skills, the early stages of development or basic fundamental concepts of education.
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Not of, characteristic of, belonging to, or connected with a profession; nonprofessional
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One who admires.
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A person receiving instruction in the fundamentals of any subject
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A person strongly devoted to something or someone
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A member of the Disciples of Christ
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The quarters assigned to religious novices
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A new convert to a doctrine or religion.
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Pupil is defined as a dark circular opening in the center of the iris in the eye.
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Someone who is still in the process of being formally trained in a workplace.
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A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
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One who smatters; one who dabbles in or experiments with a little bit of everything, especially knowledge.
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Those who have not been initiated, outsiders.
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(Countable) A skill or competence in doing; mental power; talent; aptitude. [First attested in the early 17 th century.]
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Of or relating to the occasional use of drugs for pleasure or intoxication.
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Not paid for.
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Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert:
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(Slang) Having or showing little thought, care, or foresight
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An incompetent, inferior critic
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(Derogatory) A pedantic, inferior grammarian.
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A pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.
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One who piddles.
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One who potters.
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Of, relating to, or being an avocation
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Of, relating to, or played in a sandlot:
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A person who is acquiring a trade, craft, or skill under specified conditions, usually as a member of a labor union
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Synonym Study

  • Tyro refers to an inexperienced but self-assertive beginner and generally connotes incompetence
  • Novice and neophyte refer to one who is a beginner, hence inexperienced, in some activity, neophyte carrying additional connotations of youthful enthusiasm
  • A dilettante is an amateur in the arts, usually applied disparagingly to a superficial dabbler
  • Amateur refers to one who does something for the pleasure of it rather than for pay and often implies a relative lack of skill
Find another word for amateur. In this page you can discover 76 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for amateur, like: nonprofessional, hobbyist, beginner, layman, tyro, lay, amateurish, layperson, novice, recruit and semi-professional.