athleticism


athleticism
noun
intense energy (Freq. 1)
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his music is characterized by a happy athleticism

Syn: ↑strenuosity
Derivationally related forms: ↑strenuous (for: ↑strenuosity)
Hypernyms: ↑energy, ↑vigor, ↑vigour, ↑zip

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