physicality

noun
phys·​i·​cal·​i·​ty | \ ˌfi-zə-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce physicality (audio) \
plural physicalities

Definition of physicality

1 : intensely physical orientation : predominance of the physical usually at the expense of the mental, spiritual, or social
2 : a physical aspect or quality

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As stakes rise and physicality reigns, Smith-Pelly grows more value. Adam Kilgore, chicagotribune.com, "Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly has gone from unwanted to unlikely hero," 5 June 2018 Kansas had five different leading scorers in those six games, and that doesn't include Cole Aldrich, who changed the semifinal game against UNC with his physicality against Tyler Hansbrough. kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Hey, look how good the Big 12 did in this year's NCAA tourney! Plus Royals and more | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 Frost wants to bring back the physicality and player development that spawned championships in the program’s 1990s heyday. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Wisconsin gives West hope of challenging B10 East dominance," 14 Aug. 2018 Heading into this series, the Cavs felt their seven-game slugfest against Indiana had prepared them for this level of physicality and tenacity. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers get another taste of Indiana Pacers' blueprint, as Boston Celtics copy it en route to Game 1 blowout," 14 May 2018 Working on action movies like Avengers: Infinity Wars and Deadpool 2show that physicality has limits. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Happy Father's Day, Josh Brolin: Why the 'Sicario' star is nervous about having a baby girl," 17 June 2018 But they weren't built to withstand as much physicality. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball: Final Four run has changed John Beilein's legacy," 30 Mar. 2018 There’s a physicality and vocal aura that Brandon Lee imbued the character with that seems to transcend film and take on an almost supernatural quality. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Why 'The Crow' Should Not Fly Again," 31 May 2018 That physicality is a big part of the experience as well, which is perhaps why some of the most successful digital puzzle boxes are on devices with touch interfaces. Michael Moore, The Verge, "Gnog turns puzzle boxes into fun dioramas," 5 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of physicality

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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