English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'athletic'

(adjective) 
Definition
physically fit or strong
She was tall, with an athletic build.
Synonyms
fit
It will take a very fit person to beat me.
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strong
I'm not strong enough to carry him.
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powerful
a big, powerful man
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healthy
She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.
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active
the tragedy of an active mind trapped by failing physical health
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strapping
He was a bricklayer - a big, strapping fellow.
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robust
His robust physique counts for much in the modern game.
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vigorous
He was a vigorous, handsome young man.
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energetic
an energetic public-relations campaign
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muscular
tanned muscular legs
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swole (slang)
tanned muscular legs
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hench (informal)
tanned muscular legs
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two-fisted
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sturdy
She was a short, sturdy woman in her early sixties.
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husky (informal)
a very husky young man, built like a football player
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lusty
his lusty singing in the open park
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herculean
His shoulders were Herculean with long arms.
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sinewy
a short, sinewy young man
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brawny
Oscar turned out to be a brawny young man.
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able-bodied
All able-bodied men between eighteen and forty had been drafted.
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well-proportioned
Opposites
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weedy (informal)
(adjective) 
Definition
of or for an athlete or athletics
They have been given scholarships purely on athletic ability.
Synonyms
,
games
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sports
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of able-bodied
Definition
strong and healthy
All able-bodied men between eighteen and forty had been drafted.
Synonyms
fit,
hale (old-fashioned),
right as rain (British, informal),
Herculean,
fighting fit,
fit as a fiddle
in the sense of active
Definition
busy and energetic
the tragedy of an active mind trapped by failing physical health
Synonyms
on the go (informal),
alive and kicking,
full of beans (informal),
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (informal)
in the sense of brawny
Oscar turned out to be a brawny young man.
Synonyms
hefty (informal),
husky (informal),
beefy (informal),
well-knit,
thewy

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