Amateurism (noun)

The quality or condition of being an amateur; participation in a pursuit, especially in sports, on an unpaid basis.


French, from amateur lover of, from latin amātor.


  1. Amateurism is often seen as a positive attribute in sports, as athletes are motivated by love of the game.
  2. The amateurism rules of the organization prevent professional athletes from competing.
  3. Many amateur athletes compete in amateur sports leagues for the love of the game, rather than for money.
  4. The distinction between amateur and professional athletes is becoming increasingly blurred.
  5. The debate over amateurism in college sports has been ongoing for many years, with many advocating for better compensation for student-athletes.
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