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Amateur vs. Abecedarian

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Amateurnoun

A lover of something.

Abecedariannoun

Someone who is learning the alphabet.

Amateurnoun

A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

‘The contest is only open to amateurs.’;

Abecedariannoun

An elementary student, a novice; one in the early steps of learning.

Amateurnoun

Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.

‘The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.’;

Abecedariannoun

(archaic) Someone engaged in teaching the alphabet; an elementary teacher; one that teaches the methods and principles of learning.

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Amateuradjective

Non-professional.

Abecedariannoun

(rhetoric) A work which uses words or lines in alphabetical order.

Amateuradjective

Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.

‘amateur sports’;

Abecedarianadjective

Pertaining to someone learning the alphabet or basic studies; elementary; rudimentary.

Amateuradjective

Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.

‘Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.’;

Abecedarianadjective

Pertaining to the alphabet, or several alphabets.

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Amateurnoun

A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

Abecedarianadjective

Arranged in an alphabetical manner.

Amateurnoun

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

Abecedarianadjective

Relating to or resembling an abecedarius.

Amateurnoun

does not play for pay

Abecedariannoun

One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro.

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Amateuradjective

engaged in as a pastime;

‘an amateur painter’; ‘gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals’; ‘recreational golfers’; ‘reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating’; ‘unpaid extras in the documentary’;

Abecedariannoun

One engaged in teaching the alphabet.

Amateuradjective

lacking professional skill or expertise;

‘a very amateurish job’; ‘inexpert but conscientious efforts’; ‘an unskilled painting’;

Abecedarianadjective

Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary.

Amateur

An amateur (; French: [amatœʁ]; lit. 'lover [of something]') is generally considered a person who pursues a particular activity or field of study independently from their source of income. Amateurs and their pursuits are also described as popular, informal, self-taught, user-generated, DIY, and hobbyist.

Abecedariannoun

a novice learning the rudiments of some subject

Abecedariannoun

a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge

Abecedarianadjective

alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

Abecedarianadjective

arranged alphabetically

‘in abecedarian sequence’;

Abecedarianadjective

rudimentary; elementary

‘abecedarian technology’;

Abecedarian

Abecedarians were a 16th-century German sect of Anabaptists who rejected all human learning. Questions have been raised as to the historical accuracy of the name and sect, though the term was applied broadly to the Zwickau Prophets.

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