from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with or characterized by dilettantism: as, dilettantist philanthropy.
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Watson has not simply written a survey of the German intellect from Goethe to Botho Strauss – nothing so dilettantist.
Artists have a more respectable service to perform than this dilettantist notion of beauty implies.
Those alone, perhaps, are in a position to pass a fair judgment upon democracy who, without lapsing into dilettantist sentimentalism, recognize that all scientific and human ideals have relative values.
This being so, any person who, having perhaps heard that I am a Socialist, attempts to persuade you that my interpretation of The Rhine Gold is only "my socialism" read into the works of a dilettantist who borrowed an idle tale from an old saga to make an opera book with, may safely be dismissed from your consideration as an ignoramus.
You use language that has an ugly history ”dilettantist” for people who aren’t doing things your way.
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