Meaning of competitive in English:

competitive

Pronunciation /kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv/

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adjective

  • 1Relating to or characterized by competition.

    ‘a competitive sport’
    • ‘the intensely competitive newspaper industry’
    • ‘That gives us, as New Zealanders, a clear, competitive advantage in most industries.’
    • ‘Keeping on top of global developments in a particular field can afford serious competitive advantage.’
    • ‘It is a much cheaper way of gaining competitive advantage and it is a continuing process.’
    • ‘At the end of the day, the papers work in a competitive industry, where sales and profits play a vital role.’
    • ‘How do countries and their firms and industries develop and maintain their distinct competitive advantages?’
    • ‘I want school sports coordinators to spend the next 12 months bringing competitive sports back to schools.’
    • ‘Often, when you watch competitive sport, you see young competitors winning.’
    • ‘World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has urged youngsters to get off the couch and start taking part in competitive sport.’
    • ‘Sports and other competitive activities were enjoyed before bands played music for dancing at regular intervals.’
    • ‘Take full advantage of the choices made available to you by this competitive industry.’
    • ‘After all, who else would close their album with a small, quietly defiant song about the horrors of competitive sports?’
    • ‘Selected teams from all six local authority areas in Cumbria come together on one day for a competitive festival of sport.’
    • ‘For Australia, a country with the most competitive coal industry in the world, this is economic lunacy.’
    • ‘We have made so many excellent performances in the area of competitive sports.’
    • ‘Successful competitive fencing cannot be taught entirely through class instruction.’
    • ‘A touch of arrogant confidence is part of the mix for competitive success.’
    • ‘Nevertheless most of us achieve our competitive successes as part of a team.’
    • ‘For all his success, his competitive history is filled with moments of fragility.’
    • ‘Achieving competitive success means working with people, not replacing them.’
    • ‘But the demands of success on the competitive circuit led to the drafting in of professional players.’
    ruthless, merciless, aggressive, fierce
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    1. 1.1Having or displaying a strong desire to be more successful than others.
      ‘she had a competitive streak’
      • ‘Bayern Munich may have been knocked out of Europe, but their competitive spirit is as strong as ever.’
      • ‘Even their displays of competitive compassion only emphasise how illusory the choice is.’
      • ‘This was an excellent game of football, displayed by two very competitive sides.’
      • ‘Because of this, overtraining is typically accompanied by a loss in competitive desire and a loss in enthusiasm for training.’
      • ‘He was strong and competitive, but had a soft side that he rarely showed to anyone but family.’
      • ‘It seems the formidable competitive streak which made him the world's greatest all-round athlete remains.’
      • ‘There also burns, below a serene surface, a fierce competitive streak.’
      • ‘Not to mention that the years spent fighting each other had given them a bit of a competitive streak.’
      • ‘Her competitive streak was raging, and she fully intended to win this game.’
      • ‘The competitive spirit flows strongly, too, in the rapidly reviving brass band.’
      • ‘They have got a new continental manager who has been a massive success in the notoriously competitive Spanish league.’
      • ‘He also predicted the potential of competitive spirit in Asian countries.’
      • ‘A confident, competitive, compassionate Scotland was, and is, an ambition worth working for.’
      • ‘I've always been very determined, very competitive, wanting to be the best at things that I'm into.’
      • ‘It's very competitive and assertive.’
      • ‘Given this age dominated by a competitive mindset, this might be the most natural thing to happen.’
      • ‘Professional challenges continue to thrive and you need to be competitive and confident.’
      • ‘A large quantity of fuel is wasted as a result of competitive driving leading to accidents.’
      • ‘Murray's competitive spirit and determination to succeed has not gone unnoticed among his peers.’
      • ‘The sport is full of gifted, incredibly competitive and strongly motivated people.’
      ambitious, driven, vying, combative, contentious, aggressive
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  • 2As good as or better than others of a comparable nature.

    ‘a car industry competitive with any in the world’
    • ‘Many US firms could now find it is easier to export because their goods and services are considerably more competitive.’
    • ‘Air access and egress is considered a fundamental for any region which hopes to be competitive in the future.’
    • ‘Those projects as well as excellence in education will make the country competitive.’
    • ‘In the longer term, he was looking at how to ensure that Europe would be competitive in comparison with the United States.’
    1. 2.1(of prices) low enough to compare well with those of rival traders.
      ‘we offer prompt service at competitive rates’
      • ‘They would then decide whether the prices were competitive enough to make it a sustainable business.’
      • ‘Three competitive proposals are usually enough to establish a competitive price for money.’
      • ‘A low exchange rate, competitive prices, and a whole lot of migration do not make them magicians.’
      • ‘All artworks are on sale at very keen, competitive prices, so come along and enjoy the wonderful display.’
      • ‘Drinks are on sale at competitive prices and members enjoy darts, pool and Crown Green Bowling.’
      • ‘Easy availability and the competitive price of pan masala in the market are other factors for its popularity.’
      • ‘So far had firings gone by 1900 that buttons made in Germany were on sale at competitive prices in Birmingham itself!’
      • ‘Prices are not competitive, in the economist's sense, as soon as they rise above marginal cost.’
      • ‘In the current market, however, a competitive price will be of paramount importance.’
      • ‘It is not enough that they are competitive on price and specification.’
      • ‘Being able to supply after-market transponder keys at competitive prices is only half the battle.’
      • ‘Longer stays and midweek visits are also usually available at competitive prices.’
      • ‘The success is attributed to an innovative use of technology combined with quality products at competitive prices.’
      • ‘We can offer beautifully tailored jackets, trouser suits, skirts and dresses at very competitive prices.’
      • ‘The new Sirion prices are very competitive and represent good value for money in the supermini sector.’
      • ‘Her brief is to produce a commercial range of designs at competitive prices that can be delivered in as little as 15 days.’
      • ‘MSN will be offered at a competitive price when the society is ready.’
      • ‘For nearly 20 years it has been putting the New World to shame in terms of its competitive price and reliability.’
      • ‘She is one of many people looking forward to a larger variety of quality goods with more competitive prices.’
      • ‘Trees are available in several shapes and are offered at competitive prices.’
      reasonable, moderate, economical, keen
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Origin

Early 19th century from Latin competit- ‘striven for’, from the verb competere (see compete), + -ive.