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Synonyms for competition
ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competition(noun)

    a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers

    "business competition can be fiendish at times"

    Synonyms:
    contention, contest, competitor, challenger, rivalry, rival, contender

    Antonyms:
    cooperation

  2. contest, competition(noun)

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

    Synonyms:
    competitor, contender, rival, rivalry, contention, challenger, contest

    Antonyms:
    cooperation

  3. competition, contention, rivalry(noun)

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

    Synonyms:
    rival, contestation, competitor, disceptation, disputation, contender, rivalry, argument, arguing, contention, challenger, contest, tilt, controversy

    Antonyms:
    cooperation

  4. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender(noun)

    the contestant you hope to defeat

    "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

    Synonyms:
    rival, competitor, contender, contention, rivalry, challenger, contest

    Antonyms:
    cooperation

Wiktionary

  1. competition(noun)

    The action of competing.

    The competition for this job is strong.

    Antonyms:
    cooperation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. competition

    Aspiration is the desire for excellence, pure and simple. Ambition, literally a going around to solicit votes, has primary reference to the award or approval of others, and is the eager desire of power, fame, or something deemed great and eminent, and viewed as a worthy prize. The prizes of aspiration are virtue, nobility, skill, or other high qualities. The prizes of ambition are advancement, fame, honor, and the like. There is a noble and wise or an ignoble, selfish, and harmful ambition. Emulation is not so much to win any excellence or success for itself as to equal or surpass other persons. There is such a thing as a noble emulation, when those we would equal or surpass are noble, and the means we would use worthy. But, at the highest, emulation is inferior as a motive to aspiration, which seeks the high quality or character for its own sake, not with reference to another. Competition is the striving for something that is sought by another at the same time. Emulation regards the abstract, competition the concrete; rivalry is the same in essential meaning with competition, but differs in the nature of the objects contested for, which, in the case of rivalry, are usually of the nobler sort and less subject to direct gaging, measurement, and rule. We speak of competition in business, emulation in scholarship, rivalry in love, politics, etc.; emulation of excellence, success, achievement; competition for a prize; rivalry between persons or nations. Competition may be friendly, rivalry is commonly hostile. Opposition is becoming a frequent substitute for competition in business language; it implies that the competitor is an opponent and hinderer.

    Synonyms:
    ambition, aspiration, emulation, opposition, rivalry

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, contentment, humility, indifference, satisfaction

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. competition

    Synonyms:
    rivalry, emulation, race, two of a trade

    Antonyms:
    association, colleagueship, alliance, jointstock, copartnership, confederation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. competition(n.)

    Synonyms:
    rivalry, RIVALSHIP, emulation, contest (for the same object)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. competition(n)

    Synonyms:
    emulation, rivalry, contention, strife

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How to use competition in a sentence?

  1. William Van Horne:

    The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.

  2. Isaac Mwangi:

    With increased funding, there is increased activity, there is increased education, more outreach programs, more testing in competition as well as out of competition.

  3. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner:

    We can see competition for talent between tech companies in Silicon Valley. It's the usual fluctuation and, yes, Bosch is also suffering in this respect at its research and development centre. But what I do not see as yet is an aggressive lobbying for our automotive experts here in Germany.

  4. Andreas Mundt:

    Until now, markets in which no money flows and in which no revenues are posted do not count as markets from a competition point of view. But that obviously goes against the logic of many Internet markets.

  5. New Zealand:

    Fans want to see meaningful games, they don't want to see fatigued players playing a reduced quality of rugby as part of a money-driven, weakened competition that doesn't work for the players or clubs.


Translations for competition

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  • kompetisieAfrikaans
  • منافسةArabic
  • конкуренция, съперничество, съревнование, състезаниеBulgarian
  • competició, competènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • soupeření, konkurování, konkurence, soutěžCzech
  • konkurrenceDanish
  • Konkurrenz, WettbewerbGerman
  • ɖikekeEwe
  • συναγωνισμός, διαγωνισμός, ανταγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • competencia, competiciónSpanish
  • võistlusEstonian
  • رقابتPersian
  • kilpailu, kisaFinnish
  • concurrence, concours, compétitionFrench
  • kompetysjeWestern Frisian
  • iomaidhIrish
  • תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिता, प्रतिस्पर्धाHindi
  • verseny, versengésHungarian
  • մրցույթ, մրցակցությունArmenian
  • concorrenza, gara, concorso, competizioneItalian
  • コンペ, コンテスト, 大会, 競争, コンクールJapanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • 競爭, 경기, 경쟁 시험, 경쟁, 경진 대회Korean
  • berêkane, sîbaq, hevrikî, riberiz, reqabet, misabiqe, hawirkan, pêşbazî, pêşbirkKurdish
  • наптревар, натпревар, конкуренцијаMacedonian
  • മത്സരംMalayalam
  • persaingan, pertandinganMalay
  • toernooi, competitie, concurrentieDutch
  • konkurs, rywalizacja, zawodyPolish
  • competição, concurso, concorrênciaPortuguese
  • competiție, concurs, concurențăRomanian
  • состязание, соперничество, соревнование, конкуренция, конкурсRussian
  • súťažSlovak
  • konkurrens, tävlingSwedish
  • పందెము, పోటీ, పోటీచేయుTelugu
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • cuộc thi, cạnh tranhVietnamese

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