Amateur vs. Inexperienced

Amateur vs. Inexperienced — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Amateur and Inexperienced

Amateurnoun

A lover of something.

Inexperiencedadjective

Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.

Amateurnoun

A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

The contest is only open to amateurs.

Inexperiencedadjective

Virginal or lacking in personal knowledge and experiences of sex.

Amateurnoun

Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.

The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.

Inexperiencedadjective

lacking practical experience or training

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Amateuradjective

Non-professional.

Inexperiencedadjective

lacking basic knowledge;

how can someone that age be so ignorant?inexperienced and new to the real world

Amateuradjective

Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.

amateur sports

Inexperiencedadjective

lacking experience of life;

a callow youth of seventeen

Amateuradjective

Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.

Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.

Amateurnoun

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

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Amateurnoun

does not play for pay

Amateuradjective

engaged in as a pastime;

an amateur paintergained valuable experience in amateur theatricalsrecreational golfersreading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulatingunpaid extras in the documentary

Amateuradjective

lacking professional skill or expertise;

a very amateurish jobinexpert but conscientious effortsan unskilled painting