Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, like, or done by an amateur.

Part of speech: noun

One who practises an art or a sport merely for the love of it.

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Usage examples "amateur":

  1. " He would fancy himself an amateur detective at once," she said to her aunt. - "Barbara in Brittany", E. A. Gillie.
  2. He also is an amateur of nature. - "Aspects of Literature", J. Middleton Murry.
  3. If he were not a great scientist, I should say he was exaggerating like an amateur. - "The Universe a Vast Electric Organism", George Woodward Warder.