Definition of Athleticism

1. Noun. Intense energy. "His music is characterized by a happy athleticism"

Exact synonyms: Strenuosity
Generic synonyms: Energy, Vigor, Vigour, Zip
Derivative terms: Strenuous

Definition of Athleticism

1. n. The practice of engaging in athletic games; athletism.

Definition of Athleticism

1. Noun. The state of being an athlete, or of taking part in athletic events. ¹

2. Noun. A show of athletic prowess. ¹

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Definition of Athleticism

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athleticism

athletic contest
athletic facility
athletic field
athletic game
athletic heart
athletic injuries
athletic protector
athletic protectors
athletic sock
athletic supporters
athletic training
athletic type
athletic wear
athleticism (current term)

Literary usage of Athleticism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History and Pedagogy of American Student Societies by Henry Davidson Sheldon (1901)
"A violent attack upon British athleticism. 98. EDWARDES, CHARLES. ... RICHARDSON, BENJAMIN W. athleticism in the Scale. Saturday Review, vol. Ixxx, p. 167. ..."

2. Studies in Religion and Theology: The Church: in Idea and in History by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1910)
"Two things may here be specified: the reign (i) of /Estheticism and (ii) of athleticism. By ^Estheticism I mean the temper which seeks to gratify the senses ..."

3. Student Life and Customs by Henry Davidson Sheldon (1901)
"... the last essay in the volume by Rev. Lionel Ford. Oxford, 1898. This essay is a sane, level-headed protest against the extravagances of athleticism. ..."

4. The Education of the Heart by William Lonsdale Watkinson (1904)
"XI ETHICAL athleticism Herein do I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offense towards God and men alway.—Acts 24 : 16. ..."

5. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1902)
"athleticism AND THE RHODES STANDARDS. In designating the qualities which are to be accepted as qualifications in the young Americans awarded Oxford ..."

6. Recollections by David Christie Murray (1908)
"... Mother Country — The Governor — The Sydney Bulletin—The Englishman in Australia—Australian Journalism—The Theatres—The Creed of athleticism—The Future. ..."

7. The Human Machine: An Inquiry Into the Diversity of Human Faculty in Its by John Ferguson Nisbet (1899)
"... Stevenson, Shakespeare — athleticism and Genius — Phrenological Errors—Brain Mechanism — Thought and Emotion— Hypnotism—Acting and its Effect—Courage an ..."

8. Life and the Conditions of Survival: The Physical Basis of Ethics, Sociology by Brooklyn Ethical Association (1895)
"EVILS OF athleticism. The evil side of Grecian physical culture grew out of athletics for the sake of contending in games, for prizes, or in other words, ..."

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