un·​ath·​let·​ic | \ ˌən-ath-ˈle-tik How to pronounce unathletic (audio) , ÷-ˌa-thə-ˈle-\

Definition of unathletic

: lacking the qualities (such as agility or muscular strength) characteristic of an athlete : not athletic an unathletic physique

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unathletically \ ˌən-​ath-​ˈle-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unathletically (audio) , ÷-​ˌa-​thə-​ˈle-​ \ adverb
unathleticism \ ˌən-​ath-​ˈle-​tə-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce unathleticism (audio) , ÷-​ˌa-​thə-​ˈle-​ \ noun

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Even with my unathletic routine, the Exercise Dress made for an incredible addition to my routine. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "You Need This: I Don't Really Exercise, But I Love Outdoor Voices' Exercise Dress," 27 June 2018 This unathletic 5-foot-6 inch guy isn’t going to be playing a lot of pro sports and never did. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik Discusses How He Turned Around a Struggling Franchise," 8 May 2018 That an 11 seed from the Missouri Valley Conference with players deemed too small, too slow, too unathletic, too something by college basketball’s big brothers can march through March, making one last-second shot after another. Mark Zeigler, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Enjoy Loyola Chicago, because the NCAA is trying to kill off Cinderella," 30 Mar. 2018 New York’s position players are still too unathletic and range-challenged for my tastes, so where is the huge step forward? Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Mets, Angels Headline Five Teams Primed for a Surprising Run in 2018," 23 Mar. 2018 What impressionable, heterosexual, unathletic adolescent boy would not want a piece of that action? A. O. Scott, New York Times, "My Woody Allen Problem," 31 Jan. 2018 His harsh criticism led NBA fans on Twitter to crack jokes about an unathletic Khaled – who according to various internet sources is either 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 – and deem him unfit to judge such a competition. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "‘Like a nun reviewing porn’: Twitter roasts DJ Khaled, calls him unfit to judge dunks," 17 Feb. 2018 Why would a non-running, unathletic, nacho-loving lad like myself be remotely interested in running 10 miles? Brandon T. Harden, Philly.com, "Why this running-averse guy is training for Philly's Broad Street Run and inviting you to join him," 1 Feb. 2018 Saints tight ends Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui are unathletic; don’t be surprised if Atlanta’s usual tight end matchup piece, safety Keanu Neal, takes Kamara. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "The Jury Is Still Out on Foles, Another Look at Hundley, How Atlanta Could Cover Kamara," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unathletic

1759, in the meaning defined above

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