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Another word for amateur

Noun
  1. One lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit

  2. See also:

    ability

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