Definition of amateurism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæmətərɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmətərɪzəm//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈæmətʃərɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmətʃərɪzəm//
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  1. 1the practice of taking part in a sport or other activity for enjoyment, not as a job New rules on amateurism allow payment for promotional work.
  2. 2(usually disapproving) the fact of doing something in an way that shows no skill The simplistic camera work adds to the feeling of low-budget amateurism in this movie.