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COMPETITIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does competitive mean? 

COMPETITIVE (adjective)
  The adjective COMPETITIVE has 3 senses:

1. involving competition or competitiveness
2. subscribing to capitalistic competition
3. showing a fighting disposition

  Familiarity information: COMPETITIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPETITIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Involving competition or competitiveness

Synonyms:

competitive; competitory

Context examples:

competitive games / to improve one's competitive position

Similar:

agonistic; agonistical; combative (striving to overcome in argument)

competing (being in competition)

contending (striving or struggling in rivalry or battle)

emulous; rivalrous (eager to surpass others)

matched (provided with a worthy adversary or competitor)

Antonym:

noncompetitive (not involving competition or competitiveness)


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Meaning:

Subscribing to capitalistic competition

Synonyms:

free-enterprise; private-enterprise; competitive

Similar:

capitalist; capitalistic (favoring or practicing capitalism)


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Meaning:

Showing a fighting disposition

Synonyms:

militant; competitive

Context examples:

highly competitive sales representative / militant in fighting for better wages for workers / his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy

Similar:

aggressive (having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends)


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