amateurish

[am-uh-choo r-ish, -chur-, -tyoo r-, -tur-] /ˌæm əˈtʃʊər ɪʃ, -ˈtʃɜr-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtɜr-/
adjective
1.
characteristic of an amateur, especially in having the faults or deficiencies of an amateur; inept:
"Though an enthusiastic violinist, he gave an amateurish performance."
Origin
1860–65; amateur + -ish1
Related forms
amateurishly, adverb
amateurishness, noun
pseudoamateurish, adjective
pseudoamateurishly, adverb
quasi-amateurish, adjective
quasi-amateurishly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for amateurishness
amateurish (ˈæmətərɪʃ, -tʃər-, -ˌtʃʊər-, ˌæməˈtɜːrɪʃ)
 
adj
lacking professional skill or expertise
 
'amateurishly
 
adv
 
'amateurishness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for amateurishness
amateurish
1864; from amateur + -ish.
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