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adjective as in agile; prepared to participate in sports

adjective as in relating to sports


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On the 5½-hour bus ride back to campus, he phoned his athletic director to convey the same news and to ask for a meeting in the morning, which was Super Bowl Sunday.

In an ideal world, I’d find someone who is honest, driven, and athletic.

Keller’s athletic fame, 6-foot-6 stature and his decision to wear a Team USA jacket inside the Capitol aided investigators and distinguished him amid the mob that stormed the building.

The Ivy League is the only Division I conference that has yet to hold an athletic competition this academic year.

Their tough leather, light synthetic insulation, and thick neoprene cuffs make the Fall Line perfect for protecting my hands from the elements without being too warm for athletic movement.

With all due respect to his athletic skill, Gronkowski is not high on the list of NFL players that elicit carnal thoughts.

He is an immensely talented quarterback who has dedicated his entire life to athletic excellence and discipline.

The athletic community was putting pressure on him to say that he was pro-Olympics and pro-athletes.

Horace was athletic and clever, known, probably apocryphally, as the fastest cotton picker in Clay County.

I noticed, with Newsies and with this especially, that dancing on Broadway has become so much more athletic than it used to be.

At first the dozen or more girls had practiced on their athletic field, which was now snow-covered, too.

They even called on Jess Morse by name, and hitched that name to the battle cry of their athletic field.

His clothes fitted him well, and displayed to advantage a figure which, although short, was well made and athletic.

His leaning position brought out the breadth of his shoulders and emphasized the athletic lines of his figure.

For once in her life, Gale was thoroughly glad for her athletic training and gymnastic ability.

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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to athletic, such as: active, energetic, muscular, powerful, robust, and strong.

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