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Definition of amateur:

  1. A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.


nonprofessional, unskilled, critic, sandlot, ability, avocational, inexpert, unprofessional, smatterer, tyro, recreational, dilettantish, dabbler, amateurish, lay, uninitiate, volunteer, connoisseur, unpaid.

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