- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. amateur (see unskillfulness).II(Roget's IV) modif.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. amateur amateurish, sloppy, inexperienced, unskillful, inadequate, unschooled, untrained, second-rate, inferior, *bush-league, nonprofessional.2. unethical unprincipled, improper, indecorous, unseemly, unfitting.ANT.: 1. professional, skilled, trained, experienced, expert. 2. ethical, principled, properIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking the required professional skill: amateurish, dilettante, dilettantish, nonprofessional, unskilled, unskillful. See ABILITY.
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