[am-uh-choo-riz-uhm, -tyoo-, -chuh-, -tuh-, am-uh-tur-iz-uhm]
the practice, quality, or character of an amateur or amateurish performance.

1865–70; amateur + -ism

pseudoamateurism, noun Unabridged
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amateur (ˈæmətə, -tʃə, -ˌtjʊə, ˌæməˈtɜː)
1.  a person who engages in an activity, esp a sport, as a pastime rather than professionally or for gain
2.  an athlete or sportsman
3.  a person unskilled in or having only a superficial knowledge of a subject or activity
4.  a person who is fond of or admires something
5.  (modifier) consisting of or for amateurs: an amateur event
6.  amateurish; not professional or expert: an amateur approach
[C18: from French, from Latin amātor lover, from amāre to love]

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Example sentences
At the heart of college athletics is the vague but noble-sounding concept of
The paper provided coverage of campus and world news, but its general tone was
  one of charming amateurism.
These tests lie between amateurism and quite advanced.
Scrapping amateurism deftly sidesteps all of the above.
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