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What is another word for amateur?

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Noun
A person who engages in a pursuit recreationally and on an unpaid basis
“The band sponsored a female athlete and an amateur in each sport.”
Noun
A beginner or novice in a given field
“It is not his intention to write a lecture on this subject as he is still an amateur in this field.”
Noun
A person who is contemptibly inept at a particular activity
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“Owen is a journalist, Mara a novelist, and his contempt at having what he sees as an amateur on his patch is made blindingly obvious.”
Noun
A person who lacks skill or experience in a given field
“Instinct told him that this book would amount to no more than the scribble of a floundering amateur.”
Noun
Relating to lower-level or amateur activities
Noun
One who enjoys a particular thing or activity
Noun
A person taking part in a sport or game
Adjective
Done in an inept or unskilful way
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“A celebrity would sit politely on Farley's sofa, while the bumbling amateur interviewer stammered his way through a series of inane questions.”
Adjective
Done only for recreational purposes and without payment
“Paul Burgess and Randy Olson are train enthusiasts and amateur photographers.”
Adjective
Having little knowledge or experience of a particular skill or field of work
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Not having been trained in a particular skill
Adjective
Designed to suit the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
Adjective
Average to middling in quality
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Adjective
Without a salary or wage
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