1) He’s a bit of a dilettante as far as wine is concerned. 2) I know that I will always be a dilettante by comparison. 3) Morrison is no dilettante – the music is clean and professional. 4) I was always a dilettante when it came to alienation.
What is the origin of the word dilettante?
History and Etymology for dilettante
Italian, from present participle of dilettare to delight, from Latin dilectare — more at delight.
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What does Sciolistic mean?
Definitions of sciolistic. adjective. showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish. synonyms: dilettante, dilettanteish, dilettantish superficial. concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually.
Is it good to be a dilettante?
Yes, it is very negative to be labled a dilettante. In many ways its similar to the phrase: “Jack of all trades, master of none.” If you are looking for a job, and come off being a dilentante, you will never find a job. Being labled a jack of all trades or dilettante was not always bad.
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