Part of speech:
One who is just starting to learn or do something; a novice.
A person not belonging to or skilled in a given profession
Of or consisting of the laity, or ordinary people, as distinguished from the clergy
Like an amateur; inexpert; unskillful
One who is a nonprofessional in a given field.
A person on probation in a religious group or order before taking vows; neophyte
A newly engaged member of a military force, especially one of the lowest rank or grade.
A beginner or novice:
The definition of a dilettante is a dabbler or a person who cultivates an interest without really committing or learning anything in depth.
One who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position.
Hopeful is defined as a person who is likely to succeed.
A person who has recently been, or is about to be, initiated
A practitioner of do it yourself
The definition of a freshman is a newcomer in their first year of something they will be doing for several years.
A newcomer not yet hardened to rough outdoor life; a greenhorn.
A performer who overacts or exaggerates.
(Baseball) A player on the team the "Chicago Cubs".
A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
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.
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.
Lacking concealing elements.
The definition of elementary is something simple and basic, or the entry-level into something.
The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
(Grammar) Original; primary; radical; not derived.
The definition of rudimentary is basic skills, the early stages of development or basic fundamental concepts of education.
Not of, characteristic of, belonging to, or connected with a profession; nonprofessional
A person receiving instruction in the fundamentals of any subject
A person strongly devoted to something or someone
A member of the Disciples of Christ
The quarters assigned to religious novices
A new convert to a doctrine or religion.
Pupil is defined as a dark circular opening in the center of the iris in the eye.
A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
Of or relating to the occasional use of drugs for pleasure or intoxication.
Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert:
(Slang) Having or showing little thought, care, or foresight
An incompetent, inferior critic
Of, relating to, or played in a sandlot:
A person who is acquiring a trade, craft, or skill under specified conditions, usually as a member of a labor union
- 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
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