critic, superficial, aesthete, ability, uninitiate, connoisseur, dabbling duck, dilettanteish, sciolist, smatterer, dabbler, study at amateur, dilettantish, sciolistic, tyro, trifler.
And at first Appleyard had set him down as a poet, or an artist, or a writing man of some sort- a dilettante
who possessed private means.
They would speak of a modern Keats as a self- indulgent dilettante;
of a modern Shelley as an immoral Republican.
He had been a dilettante
staff officer, and a reticent member of Parliament.