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.
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athleticism

1. an active interest in sports.
2. an obsessive participation in physical activity. — athletic, adj.
See also: Athletics
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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"
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Translations

athleticism

[æθˈletsɪzəm] Natletismo m
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athleticism

nAthletentum nt
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