Definition of Amateurish

1. Adjective. Lacking professional skill or expertise. "An unskilled painting"

Exact synonyms: Amateur, Inexpert, Unskilled
Similar to: Unprofessional
Derivative terms: Amateur, Amateurishness



Definition of Amateurish

1. a. In the style of an amateur; superficial or defective like the work of an amateur.

Definition of Amateurish

1. Adjective. Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur; not seeming professional or polished. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amateurish

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Amateurish

amasthenic
amastia
amastigote
amastigotes
amasumo
amate
amated
amates
amateur
amateur hour
amateur hours
amateur night
amateur nights
amateur radio
amateurish (current term)
amateurishly
amateurishness
amateurism
amateurisms
amateurs
amateurship
amateurships
amathophobia
amating
amation
amations
amative
amatively

Literary usage of Amateurish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bookman (1897)
"Mr. Bliss Carman wonders what we think " decadence" means. That is of little importance. What the public means by " decadence" is the amateurish and the ..."

2. Between Eras from Capitalism to Democracy by Albion Woodbury Small (1913)
"Anyway, the appearance it presents in the glimpses I am getting is chiefly amateurish." By this time Mr. Lyon had dismissed the thought of correcting these ..."

3. Handbook for Newspaper Workers, Treating Grammar, Punctuation, English by Grant Milnor Hyde (1921)
"The feeble tying together with then or also is likewise amateurish: amateurish — He failed to raise the ten thousand, so the firm was dissolved. ..."

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