dilettante

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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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Alors que les islamistes changent et se donnent les grands moyens de changer ou de faire croire qu'ils le font, les gouvernements successifs depuis 2014 agissent en dilettantes avec des dilettantes et les petits moyens des dilettantes.
Such modesty has encouraged both an early biographer to name him "essentially an amateur" and more recent FitzGerald scholars like Dick Davis himself to christen the writer "an obscure dilettante.
Tartous, SANA -- The 1 st Dilettantes Theater Festival wrapped up activities in Tartous the coastal province with the aim of embracing gifted people who could take part in reviving the brightness of drama .
Perhaps because, yet again, we see a member of this shambolic, incompetent, gaffe-ridden Government of wealthy dilettantes, few of whom have ever done what the majority of the electorate would recognise as "a real job" in their entire lives, casually insulting, for petty political gain, the work of those who have spent their entire working lives trying to make a difference to the societies they serve.
The Baggies have lost just one game in seven and we fancy them to give Roberto Mancini's dilettantes a real fright today.
Therefore, dilettantes and poorly experienced candidates should not get any votes; otherwise they would discover that their tasks in the presidential office were too overwhelming and challenging.
The Israeli left has become a movement of dilettantes, of losers who will turn traitor for a few Euros and 15 minutes of fame.
To characterize all those who hike and watch wildlife as witless dilettantes is outrageously unjust to the countless dedicated professionals, non-specialists and volunteers who act as stewards for and analysts of their particular little patches of earth.
She was a founding member of a book club, "The Dilettantes," in 1974, a group that has spanned the decades and formed a lifetime of friendships and many shared memories.
It would appear that several dilettantes believed that he knew where Blackbeard's treasures are buried and, through seances, are still attempting to ascertain their location by making contact with him.
Kohn does an excellent job of presenting the all-encompassing nature of Daoism as well as the ways in which it has been fragmented both by the contemporary government of China and Western dilettantes who pick and choose the aspects they wish to try.
At least the British are transparent in treating politics by bloodline by segregating upper class dilettantes in an upper chamber, the House of Lords, with mainly ceremonial powers.