Part of speech: noun

A dabbler in art; a superficial amateur. dilettant.

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Usage examples "dilettante":

  1. I ended by shrugging my shoulders and taking what I could out of the world in an amused, dilettante way. - "The Salamander", Owen Johnson.
  2. I don't want you to be an amiable dilettante. - "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  3. He does all that sort of dilettante business,- paints, and reads tremendously about things dead and gone, that can't possibly advantage anybody. - "Mrs. Geoffrey", Duchess.