Meaning- person whose interest in an art or in an area of knowledge is not very deep or serious
Mnemonic trick- dilettante contains two words ‘dil’ and ‘let’. We are not letting our dil or heart or heart to completely open for something. It means that we are not deeply engaged in or concerned with something. Therefore, dilettante means a person whose interest in an art or in an area of knowledge is not very deep or serious.
Synonym- SUPERFICIAL, AMATEUR
• Michael flit like a butterfly from interest to interest, never concentrating for any length of time on one. He is a true dilettante.
• AS a Salesman, Erwin was still a dilettante because he was really not interested in that type of work.
• He is not a struggling artist. Just like a dilettante, he follows the art as a pastime.
• You can tell the difference between a true expert and a scientist who is just a dilettante.
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