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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fit-nis]
    • /ˈfɪt nɪs/
    • /ˈfɪt.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fit-nis]
    • /ˈfɪt nɪs/

Definitions of fitness word

  • noun fitness health. 1
  • noun fitness capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort. 1
  • noun fitness Also called Darwinian fitness. Biology. the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population, usually measured by the number of offspring or close kin that survive to reproductive age. the ability of a population to maintain or increase its numbers in succeeding generations. 1
  • noun fitness The condition of being physically fit and healthy. 1
  • noun fitness person: physical 1
  • noun fitness person: qualifications 1

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Origin of fitness

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80; fit1 + -ness

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Parts of speech for Fitness


fitness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fitness

noun fitness

  • vigor — active strength or force.
  • strength — the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor.
  • health — the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.
  • trim — to put into a neat or orderly condition by clipping, paring, pruning, etc.: to trim a hedge.
  • repair — to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.

Antonyms for fitness

noun fitness

  • lethargy — the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.
  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • inappropriateness — not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
  • unsuitable — not suitable; inappropriate; unfitting; unbecoming.
  • inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.

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