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athletic

[ath-let-ik] /æθˈlɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
physically active and strong; good at athletics or sports:
an athletic child.
2.
of, like, or befitting an athlete.
3.
of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina:
athletic sports; athletic training.
4.
for athletics:
an athletic field.
5.
Psychology. (of a physical type) having a sturdy build or well-proportioned body structure.
Compare asthenic (def 2), pyknic (def 1).
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin āthlēticus < Greek āthlētikós. See athlete, -ic
Related forms
athletically, adverb
athleticism
[ath-let-uh-siz-uh m] /æθˈlɛt əˌsɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonathletic, adjective
nonathletically, adverb
quasi-athletic, adjective
quasi-athletically, adverb
unathletic, adjective
unathletically, adverb
Pronunciation note
See athlete.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi athletically

athletic

/æθˈlɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
physically fit or strong; muscular or active
2.
of, relating to, or suitable for an athlete or for athletics
3.
of or relating to a person with a muscular and well-proportioned body See also somatotype
Derived Forms
athletically, adverb
athleticism, noun
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Word Origin and History for quasi athletically

athletic

adj.

1630s (athletical is from 1590s), "pertaining to an athlete," from Latin athleticus, from Greek athletikos, from athletes (see athlete). Meaning "strong of body; vigorous; lusty; robust" [Johnson, who spells it athletick] is from 1650s.

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