What does the word dilettante mean?

Usage examples for dilettante

  1. I ended by shrugging my shoulders and taking what I could out of the world in an amused, dilettante way. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  2. I don't want you to be an amiable dilettante. – Father Payne by 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 by Duchess