Definition of Dilettantes

1. Noun. (plural of dilettante) ¹



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Definition of Dilettantes

1. dilettante [n] - See also: dilettante

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilettantes

dilections
dilemma
dilemmalike
dilemmas
dilemmata
dilemmatic
dilemmic
dilemna
dilepton
dileptonic
dileptons
dilettanteish
dilettanteism
dilettanteisms
dilettantes (current term)
dilettanti
dilettantish
dilettantism
dilettantisms
dileucine
diligence
diligences
diligency
diligent
diligently
diligentness
dilithium
dill
dill oil

Literary usage of Dilettantes

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1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"... it should be so only by a locust storm of unfeeling dilettantes, who, like the author of ' Eothen,' are inclined to refine their common-place smartness ..."

2. Argonaut Letters by Jerome Alfred Hart (1900)
"FLORENTINE dilettantes THE first thing that we saw in the city of Savonarola and Buonarotti was an automobile parade. The automobile pursues one around ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"The Government makes huge grants to art schools where students without any real talent are turned into mere dilettantes; and the worst of it ..."

4. The Bookman (1897)
"Stevenson should not be classed by the public who do not know him in the category of dilettantes just because certain young men, who think that art is all ..."

5. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1880)
"A portion of these dilettantes acknowledged nothing save the simple moving or ... By far the most respectable part of these dilettantes had attained in the ..."

6. The Relation of Labor to the Law of Today: By Dr. Lujo Brentano by Lujo Brentano (1891)
"A number of distinguished writers have given this definition, and among benevolent dilettantes this idea is found very often. Thus Lorenz von Stein, ..."

7. History of Modern Philosophy by Kuno Fischer (1887)
"They are not, therefore, contemptible; for in an age as active in philosophy as Descartes', the desultory co-operation of dilettantes is no unimportant ..."

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