Definition of amateurish in English:

amateurish

adjective

  • Done in an unskilful or inept way.

    ‘her amateurish interviewing technique’
    • ‘We won't be happy until we've got 400 cable or satellite or digital stations and we can watch the most ridiculous, amateurish, shoddy bits of nonsense.’
    • ‘Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.’
    • ‘Almost all these bizarre images have a furtive, amateurish air about them; they were never meant to be seen in daylight.’
    • ‘If they try to do so on their own, their attempts will often be amateurish, incompetent, and therefore less of a threat than they might otherwise be.’
    • ‘The amateurish performances, hamfisted dramatics and video nasty violence are a completely resistible combination.’
    • ‘And if that sounds rather vague and amateurish, I'm sure it is.’
    • ‘Their presentation was ill-prepared and disappointing, and their proposals amateurish and ill-informed.’
    • ‘Worse, it is making unforced errors which make it look amateurish and incompetent.’
    • ‘In spite of the good result, their London election performance was more amateurish than last year's European elections.’
    • ‘The photographs are of indifferent quality, the layout and design clumsy and amateurish.’
    • ‘It's the first time cameras have been allowed behind the scenes of lottery operator Camelot, and this rather amateurish film reveals what happens once a win is confirmed.’
    • ‘‘They were basically for show and completely amateurish,’ she said.’
    • ‘In the end, the organization looks clumsy and amateurish.’
    • ‘Fundamentally, this is an amateurish, lo-tech operation.’
    • ‘On the next wall, there is a clutch of figurative drawings from the early 1990s, some beautifully conceived and others unwieldy and amateurish.’
    • ‘Their efforts have typically been amateurish.’
    • ‘But some of his other early efforts on the DVD collection are amateurish, uneven affairs - a flaw he happily concedes.’
    • ‘The bottom line is that it is amateurish and will threaten the safety of our children.’
    • ‘Looking back, I was totally naive and amateurish, but those six months stood me in good stead for what I'm doing now.’
    • ‘Looking back to that first World Cup in New Zealand 15 years ago, it all seems laughably innocent and amateurish now.’
    incompetent, inept, useless, unskilful, inexpert, amateur, clumsy, maladroit, gauche, blundering, bungling, bumbling, botched, crude
    bodged
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Pronunciation:

amateurish

/ˈamətərɪʃ/