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what does dilettante mean?

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    dil·et·tante ˌdiliˈtänt,-ˈtäntē noun a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge. "a dilettante approach to science" synonyms: dabbler, amateur, nonprofessional, nonspecialist, layman, layperson "there is no room for the dilettante in this business" Although dilettante might sound like a nice French word, don't use it on your friend who thinks he can play the guitar after several short lessons. A dilettante is an amateur, often one who pretends to be very knowledgeable.

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