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Dilettante 1100 Words You Need Week 29 Day 4

Dilettante 1100 Words You Need

Dilettante 1100 Words You Need Week 29 Day 4 with authentic materials, illustrated flashcards and text-to-speech for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

/ˌdɪl.əˈtæn.ti/ (noun)

an amateur without much professional knowledge, dabbler in art or knowledge, novice, beginner

“Yeah. I’m a self-proclaimed dilettante, and it’s not negative to me, because I’m interested in so many things, from 17th-century English music, to mushroom identification, to various varieties of ferns, to all kinds of stuff. He knows how to build a generator, and she knows the Latin identification of everything. But I’m a dilettante because I don’t have enough time. And there are too many incredible things that I get attracted to, and so my head’s always spinning around. But that’s okay. Being a dilettante is helpful if you make films, because films have all these other forms in them. I’ve been finding more and more a lot of great directors I love were dilettantes or are. Like Nick Ray, prime example. Studied architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright, had Bertolt Brecht crash on his sofa, had a radio show of Appalachian music and rural blues in the ’30s, was a painter, read voraciously, knew all about baseball. I know Howard Hawks had an incredible variety of interests. And Buñuel.”

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Antonym: expert, professional

Adjective: dilettanish

Noun: dilettantism

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