noun (U) the belief that enjoying a sport or other activity is more important than earning money from it

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Amateurism — Am a*teur*ism, n. The practice, habit, or work of an amateur. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amateurism — [am′ə chər iz΄əm, am′ətəriz΄əm] n. 1. an amateurish method or quality 2. the nonprofessional status of an amateur …   English World dictionary

  • amateurism — [[t]æ̱mətərɪzəm, AM tʃɜːr [/t]] N UNCOUNT Amateurism is the belief that people should take part in sports and other activities as a hobby, for pleasure, rather than as a job, for money. He is a staunch supporter of amateurism. Ant:… …   English dictionary

  • amateurism — amateur ► NOUN 1) a person who takes part in a sport or other activity without being paid. 2) a person regarded as incompetent at a particular activity. ► ADJECTIVE 1) non professional. 2) inept. DERIVATIVES amateurism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • amateurism — noun see amateur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amateurism — /am euh choo riz euhm, tyoo , cheuh , teuh , am euh terr iz euhm/, n. the practice, quality, or character of an amateur or amateurish performance. [1865 70; AMATEUR + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • amateurism — noun a) Amateur beliefs and practices generally. b) The opinion or conviction that sports ought not to be played for money …   Wiktionary

  • amateurism — am·a·teur·ism || æmÉ™tÉ™rɪzm n. amateurish performance; inexperience, incompetence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amateurism — am·a·teur·ism …   English syllables

  • amateurism — /ˈæmətərɪzəm/ (say amuhtuhrizuhm), / tʃə / (say chuh ) noun the practice or character of an amateur …  

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