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Synonyms for competition
ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ əncom·pe·ti·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. competitionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competitionnoun

    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, competitionnoun

    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, rivalrynoun

    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, contendernoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. competitionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. competitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    emulation, rivalry, contention, strife

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How to use competition in a sentence?

  1. Benny Loft:

    It's mainly due to the development in the United States, where we see strong competition between detergent makers, and that consumers are buying cheaper detergents with a lower level of enzymes.

  2. Bernard Lapasset:

    We are thinking about two possible scenarios, but we can't tell you much because of competition from the others, we'll keep the first word for the IOC. But in any case, 80 percent of the athletes would be within 30 minutes of the Olympic village.

  3. Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli:

    The powers the Commission is looking into under the proposal would give it wide discretion to protect not just competition, but favoured competitors, unilaterally departing from the existing global competition law framework in this way would create an uneven playing field, and risks depriving Europeans' access to beneficial services and functionalities.

  4. Mike Mayo:

    You're creating your own unlevel playing field if you are working from home while your competition is out seeing clients face-to-face, the banking industry certainly seems intent on getting employees back to the office. But it's much more pronounced on Wall Street, where the degree of competition has always been several levels above the rest.

  5. David Binks:

    (We) are confident that the combination of both companies will increase competition and create benefits for customers.


Translations for competition

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  • kompetisieAfrikaans
  • منافسةArabic
  • съперничество, съревнование, конкуренция, състезаниеBulgarian
  • competència, competicióCatalan, Valencian
  • soupeření, konkurence, soutěž, konkurováníCzech
  • konkurrenceDanish
  • Wettbewerb, KonkurrenzGerman
  • ɖikekeEwe
  • ανταγωνισμός, συναγωνισμός, διαγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • competición, competenciaSpanish
  • võistlusEstonian
  • رقابتPersian
  • kilpailu, kisaFinnish
  • concours, compétition, concurrenceFrench
  • kompetysjeWestern Frisian
  • iomaidhIrish
  • תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतिस्पर्धा, प्रतियोगिताHindi
  • verseny, versengésHungarian
  • մրցակցություն, մրցույթArmenian
  • concorso, competizione, gara, concorrenzaItalian
  • 競争, 大会, コンペ, コンテスト, コンクールJapanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • 경진 대회, 競爭, 경쟁, 경쟁 시험, 경기Korean
  • sîbaq, pêşbirk, hevrikî, riberiz, reqabet, berêkane, misabiqe, pêşbazî, hawirkanKurdish
  • натпревар, конкуренција, наптреварMacedonian
  • മത്സരംMalayalam
  • persaingan, pertandinganMalay
  • toernooi, concurrentie, competitieDutch
  • konkurs, zawody, rywalizacjaPolish
  • competição, concurso, concorrênciaPortuguese
  • competiție, concurență, concursRomanian
  • состязание, конкурс, конкуренция, соревнование, соперничествоRussian
  • súťažSlovak
  • tävling, konkurrensSwedish
  • పోటీచేయు, పోటీ, పందెముTelugu
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • cuộc thi, cạnh tranhVietnamese

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