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Done in an unskilful or inept way:‘her amateurish interviewing technique’
incompetent, inept, useless, unskilful, inexpert, amateur, clumsy, maladroit, gauche, blundering, bungling, bumbling, botched, crudebodgedView synonyms
- ‘Their efforts have typically been amateurish.’
- ‘On the next wall, there is a clutch of figurative drawings from the early 1990s, some beautifully conceived and others unwieldy and amateurish.’
- ‘Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.’
- ‘Fundamentally, this is an amateurish, lo-tech operation.’
- ‘The amateurish performances, hamfisted dramatics and video nasty violence are a completely resistible combination.’
- ‘In spite of the good result, their London election performance was more amateurish than last year's European elections.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The bottom line is that it is amateurish and will threaten the safety of our children.’
- ‘Looking back to that first World Cup in New Zealand 15 years ago, it all seems laughably innocent and amateurish now.’
- ‘But some of his other early efforts on the DVD collection are amateurish, uneven affairs - a flaw he happily concedes.’
- ‘‘They were basically for show and completely amateurish,’ she said.’
- ‘Their presentation was ill-prepared and disappointing, and their proposals amateurish and ill-informed.’
- ‘In the end, the organization looks clumsy and amateurish.’
- ‘Worse, it is making unforced errors which make it look amateurish and incompetent.’
- ‘The photographs are of indifferent quality, the layout and design clumsy and amateurish.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And if that sounds rather vague and amateurish, I'm sure it is.’
- ‘Looking back, I was totally naive and amateurish, but those six months stood me in good stead for what I'm doing now.’
- ‘Almost all these bizarre images have a furtive, amateurish air about them; they were never meant to be seen in daylight.’
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