athleticism


athleticism
[[t]æθle̱tɪsɪzəm[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT
Athleticism is someone's fitness and ability to perform well at sports or other physical activities.

Her athleticism drew the admiration of the crowd.


English dictionary. 2008.

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