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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kal-uh s-then-iks]
    • /ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks/
    • /ˌkæl.ɪsˈθen.ɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kal-uh s-then-iks]
    • /ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks/

Definitions of callisthenics word

  • noun callisthenics light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc 3
  • noun callisthenics the practice of callisthenic exercises 3
  • abbreviation CALLISTHENICS calisthenics 3
  • noun callisthenics (used with a plural verb) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor, usually performed with little or no special apparatus. 1
  • noun callisthenics (used with a singular verb) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises. 1
  • noun callisthenics Alternative spelling of calisthenics. 1

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Origin of callisthenics

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; cali- (variant of calli-) + Greek sthén(os) strength + -ics

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Parts of speech for Callisthenics


callisthenics popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

callisthenics usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for callisthenics

noun callisthenics

  • aerobics — Aerobics is a form of exercise which increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, and strengthens your heart and lungs. The verb that follows aerobics may be either singular or plural.
  • isometrics — of, relating to, or having equality of measure.
  • training — Railroads. a self-propelled, connected group of rolling stock.
  • gymnastics — (used with a plural verb) gymnastic exercises.
  • workout — a trial or practice session in athletics, as in running, boxing, or football.

Antonyms for callisthenics

noun callisthenics

  • cessation — The cessation of something is the stopping of it.
  • idleness — the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle: His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.
  • inaction — absence of action; idleness.
  • inactivity — not active: an inactive volcano.
  • inertia — inertness, especially with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness.

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