Definition of Dilettanti

1. Noun. (plural of dilettante) ¹



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Definition of Dilettanti

1. dilettante [n] - See also: dilettante

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilettanti

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

Literary usage of Dilettanti

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

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"He also wrote the ' address to the reader' in the first volume of ' Ionian Antiquities,' which was published by the Society of dilettanti in 17(59 for ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1818)
"BY WILLIAM WASTLE, ESQUIRE, Member of the dilettanti, Boyal, and Antiquarian Societies, and of the Union and Ben Waters's Clubs of Edinburgh ; Honorary ..."

3. Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl of by Francis Hardy (1812)
"and an undertaking which emanated from the society of the dilettanti, was particularly patronized by him. On every account it deserves to be recorded. ..."

4. A History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus, Cnidus & Branchidæ by Sir Charles Thomas Newton, Richard Popplewell Pullan (1863)
"... stucco ; reasons for considering the building a Gymnasium ; excavation of adjacent Roman building; Ionic'portico discovered by dilettanti Society; ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1799)
"A Letter to the dilettanti Society, respecting the Obten- tion of certain Matters essentially necessary for the Improvement of Public Taste, ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1866)
"Noi have these discoveries been the mere amusement of dilettanti philosophers. The observation of these minute forms of life has led to a more correct and ..."

7. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"Plunging once more into literary controversy, Barry issued his memorable ' Letter to the dilettanti Society,' in which ..."

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