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Dictionary definition for: Amateur

1. (n) someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

2. (s) engaged in as a pastime; "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"

3. (n) does not play for pay

4. (s) lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job" "inexpert but conscientious efforts" "an unskilled painting"

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