athleticism

noun
ath·​let·​i·​cism | \ ath-ˈle-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce athleticism (audio) \

Definition of athleticism

: athletic ability : the combination of qualities (such as speed, strength, and agility) that are characteristic of an athlete These days they do standing backflips and other moves that require a high degree of athleticism—and endless practice.— Cathy Booth Thomas

First Known Use of athleticism

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Athleticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athleticism. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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