Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur; not seeming professional or polished.

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  • Amateurish — Am a*teur ish, a. In the style of an amateur; superficial or defective like the work of an amateur. {Am a*teur ish*ly}, adv. {Am a*teur ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amateurish — index incompetent, unprofessional Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amateurish — (adj.) 1863; from AMATEUR (Cf. amateur) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Amateurishly; amateurishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • amateurish — [adj] unprofessional bush league*, incompetent, inept, inexperienced, inexpert, insipid, unskilled, untrained; concepts 527,538 …   New thesaurus

  • amateurish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ incompetent; unskilful. DERIVATIVES amateurishly adverb amateurishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • amateurish — [am′ə choor΄ish, am΄ə tʉr′ish] adj. like an amateur; inexpert; unskillful amateurishly adv. amateurishness n …   English World dictionary

  • amateurish — [[t]æ̱mətərɪʃ, AM tʃɜːrɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as amateurish, you think that it is not skilfully made or done. We have to develop a less amateurish approach to our organisations... The walls were covered in old… …   English dictionary

  • amateurish — amateurishly, adv. amateurishness, n. /am euh choor ish, cherr , tyoor , terr /, adj. characteristic of an amateur, esp. in having the faults or deficiencies of an amateur; inept: Though an enthusiastic violinist, he gave an amateurish… …   Universalium

  • amateurish — am|a|teur|ish [ˈæmətərıʃ, tʃuə , tʃə ˌæməˈtə:rıʃ US ˌæməˈtur , ˈtə:r ] adj not skilfully done or made ≠ ↑professional ▪ His paintings are rather amateurish. >amateurishly adv >amateurishness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amateurish — am|a|teur|ish [ æmətərıʃ, æmə,tʃurıʃ ] adjective done or made without much skill: amateurish work ╾ am|a|teur|ish|ly adverb ╾ am|a|teur|ish|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amateurish — adjective not skilfully done or made: His paintings are amateurish. amateurishly adverb amateurishness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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