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Synonyms for rivalry
ˈraɪ vəl riri·val·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rivalry

    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, competition, emulation, opposition

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, contentment, humility, indifference, satisfaction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, competition, disputation, contender, argument, arguing, contention, challenger, contest, tilt, controversy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rivalrynoun

    Synonyms:
    competition, emulation, contention, RIVALSHIP

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rivalrynoun

    Synonyms:
    competition, emulation, contention

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rivalry":

    competition, infighting

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How to use rivalry in a sentence?

  1. Mark Haefele:

    The rivalry between the U.S. and China hasn't gone away, investors will be alert for any sign that tensions are re-emerging, or either side is dissatisfied with the implementation of the Phase 1 agreement.

  2. Warde Manuel:

    Were talking that far away unless something changes for both of us, we have been in conversations about looking down the road to add another series of games to keep the rivalry moving forward.

  3. Fernando Tatís:

    It’s the biggest rivalry in baseball, everybody can feel it. Everybody can see it.

  4. Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh:

    If not addressed timely and successfully, it is likely to entail arms race, strategic rivalry of powers with disastrous and unpredictable consequences.

  5. John Sawers:

    I don't think it's an existential threat in the way the Soviet Union was in the Cold War but nevertheless there is going to be deep rivalry over control of technology, we have more to do in the West to make sure we are independent of China.

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