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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One who is not trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength;

Usage examples (4)
  • Now a new study sets out to determine what schools get for the money they shell out to run athletic programs, by measuring whether student athletes fare better in the workplace...
  • Was I (horrors) the pathetically unfit nonathlete battering himself against a force of nature that can pulverize rock into sand, sink impregnable ocean liners and...
  • A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School, she was a nonathlete who wound up rowing varsity crew in college, just through sheer force of will.
  • But the inside terms were few, and the nonathlete announcers allowed themselves to be hemmed in by them – ‘He got good wood on that on,’ ‘He got the big jump,’ ‘He... for more
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