athleticism


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ath·let·ic

 (ăth-lĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or befitting athletics or athletes.
2. Characterized by or involving physical activity or exertion: an athletic lifestyle; an athletic child.
3. Physically strong and well-developed; muscular: an actor with an athletic build.

ath·let′i·cal·ly adv.
ath·let′i·cism (-lĕt′ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.

athleticism

1. an active interest in sports.
2. an obsessive participation in physical activity. — athletic, adj.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.athleticism - intense energy; "his music is characterized by a happy athleticism"
vigor, vigour, energy, zip - forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
Translations

athleticism

[æθˈletsɪzəm] Natletismo m

athleticism

nAthletentum nt
References in classic literature ?
Mary Chivers's mighty feats of athleticism could not have been performed with the twenty-inch waist that May Archer's azure sash so easily spanned.
The present craze for gladiatorial athleticism I regard as one of the great evils of the age; but the thinly veiled professionalism of the so-called amateur is the greatest evil of that craze.
He was a proper midfielder and had everything – great athleticism, aggressive, g – great athleticism, aggressive, chipped in with a few goals.
WEXFORD manager Aidan O'Brien paid tribute to Dublin's athleticism after seeing them wear his side down yesterday.
The young audience were put through plenty more pulse raising moments, from the feral athleticism of Margaret Donlon's Labyrinth of Love through to Tim Rushton's moving Monolith.
The London Olympics have mostly delighted the world, with exhibitions of talent, athleticism and determination.
The Cowboys have a dependable, 7-time Pro Bowler in Jason Witten, whose size and athleticism make him a big threat in the red zone.
We can more easily identify the mental and physical components of style and then examine how stylish dogs of each retriever breed express these: Let's call the mental component intensity, the physical component athleticism.
Of course, here within this precious and often narrow corner of academia we who so dote on sports novels and sports literature are always playing in front of a home crowd--earning with very little effort enthusiastic kudos from audiences already convinced of the significance of sports and athleticism as meaningful.
I saw them in 1977 and was amazed by the athleticism of Mr Bloodvessel who, despite his considerable girth, cartwheeled across the stage.
He has the reputation of being a great all-around player with a terrific shooting touch, athleticism and an advanced feel for setting up teammates.
In Pittsburgh, there is plenty of support for guys who play sports but very little for the athleticism in dance.