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competitive

com·pet·i·tive

competitive

 
pronunciation:
km pe tih tihv
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: involving, related to, or characterized by competition.
A competitive exam will decide who gets the scholarship money.He likes hiking and riding his bike, but his parents want him to play competitive sports.The modelling business is extremely competitive, and few model hopefuls achieve significant success.
antonyms:
noncompetitive
similar words:
rival
definition 2: having a strong inclination to compete or to succeed in almost every situation.
She is highly competitive and always strives hard to win.
synonyms:
ambitious, emulous, vying
antonyms:
unambitious
similar words:
combative, contentious, dog-eat-dog
definition 3: standing a good chance of success in a competition.
The team had been low-ranked, but they've worked hard and are now competitive.
synonyms:
hopeful, promising
similar words:
aggressive, ambitious, assertive, combative
derivations: competitively (adv.), competitiveness (n.)