Definitions for competitivekəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pet•i•tivekəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition.

  2. well suited for competition:

    a competitive price.

  3. having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competitive, competitory(adj)

    involving competition or competitiveness

    "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"

  2. competitive, free-enterprise(a), private-enterprise(a)(adj)

    subscribing to capitalistic competition

  3. competitive, militant(adj)

    showing a fighting disposition

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. competitive(adjective)əmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv

    liking or needing to compete

    a highly competitive person

  2. competitiveəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv

    able to remain at the same level as the best

    a company that remains competitive in the industry; competitive prices

  3. competitiveəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv

    relating to competition

    competitive sports/athletes; to have a competitive advantage


  1. competitive(Adjective)

    capable of competing successfully

  2. competitive(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to competition

  3. competitive(Adjective)

    inclined to compete

  4. competitive(Adjective)

    inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it

  5. competitive(Adjective)

    (euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competitive(adj)

    of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'competitive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2765

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'competitive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3430

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'competitive' in Adjectives Frequency: #367

Translations for competitive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a person) enjoying competition

a competitive child.

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