VS.

Sporty vs. Athletic

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Sportyadjective

Favourable to sports

‘She's perfect for me, as she's both studious and sporty.’;

Athleticadjective

(not comparable) Having to do with athletes.

‘Are you a member of the American Athletic Association?’;

Sportyadjective

Flashy in appearance.

‘My new car looks sporty but is actually very practical.’;

Athleticadjective

Physically active.

‘Since you're such an athletic person, you may wish to consider joining.’;

Sportyadjective

(used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

Athleticadjective

Having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape.

‘You have such an athletic build—you must work out regularly.’;

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Athleticadjective

An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability.

‘The center fielder made an athletic play to snatch the ball from over the fence.’;

Athleticadjective

Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports.

Athleticadjective

Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts.

Athleticadjective

relating to or befitting athletics or athletes;

‘athletic facilities’;

Athleticadjective

vigorously active;

‘an acrobatic dance’; ‘an athletic child’; ‘athletic playing’; ‘gymnastic exercises’;

Athleticadjective

having a sturdy and well proportioned body;

‘an athletic build’;

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