Definition of amateurish in English:

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amateurish

Pronunciation: /ˈamədəriSH/
/ˌaməˈt(y)o͝oriSH/
/aməˈCHo͝oriSH/

adjective

Unskillful; inept: the editing is choppy and amateurish amateurish actors
More example sentences
  • McBride ran a pretty amateurish campaign, and it showed.
  • While one can dismiss much work at a glance as amateurish or badly crafted, that is not the case for this mark.
  • But if special insight is far beyond my ability, amateurish speculation based on a questionable assumption is not.

Derivatives

amateurishly

Pronunciation: /ˈˌaməˈˌtəriSHlē/ /ˈˌaməˈˌt(y)o͝oriSHlē/ /ˈˌaməˈˌCHo͝oriSHlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • A movie may be incompetently acted and amateurishly shot.
  • This is the sort of test that is poorly - and amateurishly - designed and conducted, and which proves essentially nothing.
  • The quality of the exhibition was not only amateurishly reminiscent of A-level sketch books, but in some places absolutely risible.

amateurishness

Pronunciation: /ˈˌaməˈˌtəriSHnis/ /ˈˌaməˈˌt(y)o͝oriSHnis/ /ˈˌaməˈˌCHo͝oriSHnis/
noun
Example sentences
  • The US delegation was shocked by the amateurishness of it all.
  • The result is productions that, regardless of cast, budget, time and effort, cannot drag themselves up from amateurishness.
  • Tom Waits narrates the film, made with no sign of amateurishness.

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Syllabification: am·a·teur·ish

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