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(noun, adj.sat, adj.)


There are 7 meanings of the word Amateur.

How to pronounce amateur:


Amateur - as a noun

Someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

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An athlete who does not play for pay

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Amateur - as an adjective satellite

Engaged in as a pastime

Example: "An amateur painter"

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Lacking professional skill or expertise

Example: "A very amateurish job"

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Amateur - as an adjective


Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.

Example: "Amateur sports"

Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.

Example: "Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship."

Example Sentences

"He is an amateur photographer."
"She gave an amateur performance in the play."
"The painting was done by an amateur artist."
"They organized an amateur basketball tournament."
"His essay showed a lot of amateur writing mistakes."
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Word Game Points

Is AMATEUR a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, amateur is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

AMATEUR has a SCRABBLE points total of 9.

Is AMATEUR a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, amateur is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
AMATEUR has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 11.

Is AMATEUR a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, amateur is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
AMATEUR has a WORDFEUD points total of 10.

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