Definition of Dilettanteish

1. Adjective. Showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish. "His dilettantish efforts at painting"

Exact synonyms: Dilettante, Dilettantish, Sciolistic
Similar to: Superficial
Derivative terms: Dilettante, Sciolism



Definition of Dilettanteish

1. a. Somewhat like a dilettante.

Definition of Dilettanteish

1. Adjective. (alternative form of dilettantish) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilettanteish

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dilead
dilection
dilections
dilemma
dilemmalike
dilemmas
dilemmata
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dilemmic
dilemna
dilepton
dileptonic
dileptons
dilettante
dilettanteish (current term)
dilettanteism
dilettanteisms
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dilettantisms
dileucine
diligence
diligences
diligency
diligent
diligently
diligentness

Literary usage of Dilettanteish

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1. The Sentimental Traveller: Notes on Places by Vernon Lee (1908)
"... description can make you see things unless you have seen them before ; and that, of all vain dilettanteish writings, these essays of mine must therefore ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1882)
"... head have a remarkably dilettanteish sound. The article might have been written by the deviser of the plate in the April number, who labels the same ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1884)
"The sixteenth chapter is a discussion of the question of expert testimony, but the remedies for the evils of the expert system are dilettanteish in ..."

4. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1859)
"... from which is afterward apt to be derived a weak, indecisive, and dilettanteish habit of looking for nothing but pleasure in the study. ..."

5. English Lands, Letters and Kings by Donald Grant Mitchell (1889)
"The poet, after his father's death, undertook, in a languid way, the study of law ; but finally landed again in Cambridge, and was a dilettanteish student ..."

6. Literary Reviews and Criticisms by Prosser Hall Frye (1908)
"Will it seem unprofitably dilettanteish, then, if we add, in closing, that while a discussion of this kind is invaluable from one point of view, ..."

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