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dilettantism

[dil-i-tahn-tiz-uh m, -tan-] /ˈdɪl ɪ tɑnˌtɪz əm, -tæn-/
noun
1.
the practices or characteristics of a dilettante.
Also, dilettanteism
[dil-i-tahn-tee-iz-uh m, -tan-] /ˌdɪl ɪˈtɑn tiˌɪz əm, -ˈtæn-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; dilettante + -ism
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