The definition of a dilettante is a dabbler or a person who cultivates an interest without really committing or learning anything in depth.(noun)
Someone who acts as if he is deeply interested in the arts but who doesn't really take the time to learn about the arts is an example of a dilettante.
See dilettante in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: It < prp. of dilettare, to delight < L delectare, to charm, delight
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noun pl. dil·et·tantes also dil·et·tan·ti (-tänˈtē, -tănˈ-)
Origin: Italian, lover of the arts
Origin: , from
Origin: present participle of dilettare, to delight
Origin: , from Latin dēlectāre; see delight.
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