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competitive

adjective uk   /kəmˈpet.ɪ.tɪv/ us    /-ˈpet̬.ə.t̬ɪv/
B2 involving competition: competitive sports a highly competitive industry Acting is very competitive - you've got to really push yourself if you want to succeed.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport B2 wanting very much to win or be more successful than other people: You're very competitive - it's meant to be a friendly match! I could never play team sports - I lack the competitive spirit (= a strong wish to beat others).Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportStrong-willed B2 Competitive prices, services, etc. are as good as or better than other prices, services, etc.Comparing and contrasting
competitively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
competitively priced goodsCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
competitiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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