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Line breaks: ama¦teur|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈamətərɪʃ

Definition of amateurish in English:


Done in an unskilful or inept way: her amateurish interviewing technique
More example sentences
  • If they try to do so on their own, their attempts will often be amateurish, incompetent, and therefore less of a threat than they might otherwise be.
  • Worse, it is making unforced errors which make it look amateurish and incompetent.
  • In the end, the organization looks clumsy and amateurish.



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.


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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