dilettanteism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dilettante +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

dilettanteism (countable and uncountable, plural dilettanteisms)

  1. Alternative form of dilettantism
    • 1874, The Quarterly Review (volume 137, page 388)
      Dilettanteism presupposes art as botchwork does handicraft; and the Dilettante holds the same relation to the artist that the botcher does to the craftsman.