competitive Definition

  • 1relating to or involving competition
  • 2having a strong desire to compete or succeed

Using competitive: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "competitive" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company has a competitive advantage over its rivals.

  • Example

    She is very competitive and always wants to win.

  • Example

    The job market is highly competitive.

  • Example

    The team's competitive spirit helped them win the championship.

competitive Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for competitive

Phrases with competitive

  • an advantage that makes a person or company more likely to succeed than others


    Their innovative technology gave them a competitive edge in the market.

  • a salary that is comparable or better than what other companies are offering for similar positions


    The job offer came with a competitive salary and benefits package.

  • a sport in which individuals or teams compete against each other to win


    Basketball is a highly competitive sport at both amateur and professional levels.


Summary: competitive in Brief

The term 'competitive' [kəmˈpetɪtɪv] refers to a desire to compete or succeed, or to situations that involve competition. It can describe a person, company, or market, as in 'She is very competitive and always wants to win.' 'Competitive' also appears in phrases like 'competitive edge,' referring to an advantage that helps one succeed, and 'competitive salary,' meaning a salary that is comparable to others in the same field.

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