Synonyms for amateur

Synonyms for (noun) amateur

Synonyms: amateur

Definition: someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms: amateur

Definition: an athlete who does not play for pay

Similar words: athlete, jock

Definition: a person trained to compete in sports

Synonyms for (adj) amateur

Synonyms: recreational, unpaid, amateur

Definition: engaged in as a pastime

Usage: an amateur painter; gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals; recreational golfers; reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating; unpaid extras in the documentary

Similar words: nonprofessional

Definition: not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain

Usage: the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues; nonprofessional actors

Synonyms: unskilled, amateur, amateurish, inexpert

Definition: lacking professional skill or expertise

Usage: a very amateurish job; inexpert but conscientious efforts; an unskilled painting

Similar words: unprofessional

Definition: not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession

Usage: described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it; was censured for unprofessional conduct; unprofessional repairs

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