amateurism
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amateurism
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sport)
a. el amateurismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (pejorative)
a. la chapucería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of work, performance)
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amateurism [ˈæmətərɪzəm]
noun
1 (amateur status) lo amateur
No one begrudges Guscott his right to earn a decent living, particularly when the Rugby Union are interpreting the laws on amateurism in such a draconian way amateurism in sport the survey reveals a widespread desire to retain amateurism in the game
2 falta (f) de profesionalidad
he can't stand amateurism that kind of amateurism will give them a bad name
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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