Etymology
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competitive (adj.)

1826, "pertaining to or involving competition," from Latin competit-, past participle stem of competere (see compete) + -ive. Meaning "eager to compete, aggressive, ambitious" is by 1977. Related: Competitively; competitiveness.

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Definitions of competitive

competitive (adj.)
involving competition or competitiveness;
to improve one's competitive position
competitive games
Synonyms: competitory
competitive (adj.)
subscribing to capitalistic competition;
Synonyms: free-enterprise / private-enterprise
competitive (adj.)
showing a fighting disposition;
highly competitive sales representative
Synonyms: militant
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