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amateurism

[am-uh-choo-riz-uh m, -tyoo-, -chuh-, -tuh-, am-uh-tur-iz-uh m] /ˈæm ə tʃʊˌrɪz əm, -tyʊ-, -tʃə-, -tə-, ˌæm əˈtɜr ɪz əm/
noun
1.
the practice, quality, or character of an amateur or amateurish performance.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; amateur + -ism
Related forms
pseudoamateurism, noun
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