- The act of behaving like a dilettante, of being an amateur or "dabbler", sometimes in the arts. Also the act of enjoying the arts, being a connoisseur. Can be perceived as superficial.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Dil`et*tant"ism (?), n. Same as
Dilettanteism. F. Harrison.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Dilettantism, an idle, often affected, almost always barren
admiration and study of the fine arts, "in earnest about nothing."
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