- n. Plural form of dilettante.
“Washington Post food writer William Rice described the couple in 1978 as "young and well entrenched in the New York social scene," adding that they were already facing an envy-fueled backlash and "have been characterized as dilettantes, social climbers and, inevitably, bad cooks.”
“Separating the real gardeners from the dilettantes is a tough assignment, but you are obviously up to the challenge.”
“In addition to blogging about the Bible, and criticizing those "dilettantes" who talk about the Bible even though they do not have the relevant expertise and credentials, Jim West also blogs regularly about total depravity.”
“To Newbold, Kohn and other civilian critics are "dilettantes" or defensive and discredited neocons or Monday-morning quarterbacks, the kind who've never worn pads.”
“Then Posner declares, as a matter of a priori psychological dogma, that moral arguments, no matter how sound or powerful, never convince anyone not already convinced anyway, so that unless moral philosophers are "dilettantes" who don't care whether their work has any practical consequences, they are wasting their time.”
“dilettantes," there are a number of annual story anthologies that usually represent an excellent sampling of current short fiction.”
“ÂBut they're not just sci-fi dilettantes... this stuff has real impact.”
“But they're not just sci-fi dilettantes... this stuff has real impact.”
“Putting computers and e-books in the hands of dilettantes will not change that.”
“Do you know that the media uses the label "angry" when describing the nuts who run around and shoot people, and you're using it on me because instead of me using salon leisure class obfuscation, to fit in with the dilettantes and debutantes - I'm blunt!”
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