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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
1860-1865
1860-65; amateur + -ish1
Related forms
amateurishly, adverb
amateurishness, noun
pseudoamateurish, adjective
pseudoamateurishly, adverb
quasi-amateurish, adjective
quasi-amateurishly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amateurishly

amateurish

/ˈæmətərɪʃ; -tʃər-; -ˌtʃʊər-; ˌæməˈtɜːrɪʃ/
adjective
1.
lacking professional skill or expertise
Derived Forms
amateurishly, adverb
amateurishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for amateurishly

amateurish

adj.

1863; from amateur + -ish. Related: Amateurishly; amateurishness.

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