1. lacking professional skill or expertise

    Synonyms : amateurish, inexpert, unskilled
    Examples :
    • a very amateurish job
  2. engaged in as a pastime

    Synonyms : recreational, unpaid
    Examples :
    • an amateur painter
    • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals
  3. an athlete who does not play for pay

    Antonyms : professional
    Type Of : jock, athlete
  4. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

    Type Of : soul, individual, person, somebody, mortal, someone