Definition of dilettantism in US English:

dilettantism

noun

  • See dilettante

    • ‘Some minimise the two men's enthusiasms by presenting them as just an extreme form of identity-seeking dilettantism.’
    • ‘I'd like to find a way of fulfilling some of my language-learning ambitions in a way other than dilettantism.’
    • ‘Pop-star activism is commonly derided as egotism and/or dilettantism.’
    • ‘The logic employed in the piece is precisely the sort of weekend-warrior dilettantism you'd expect.’
    • ‘The two share a certain dilettantism; a belief that the job is somehow their birthright and that they don't really have to fight for it.’

Pronunciation

dilettantism

/ˌdiləˈtänˌtizəm//ˌdɪləˈtɑnˌtɪzəm/