Synonyms of amateur


1. amateur, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

2. amateur, athlete, jock

usage: an athlete who does not play for pay


1. amateur, recreational, unpaid, nonprofessional (vs. professional)

usage: engaged in as a pastime; "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary"

2. amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled, unprofessional (vs. professional)

usage: lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"

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Definition and meaning of amateur (Dictionary)