English Thesaurus

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  1. rivalry, opposition, struggle, contest, contention, strife, emulation, one-upmanship (informal) •  There's been some fierce competition for the title.
  2. opposition, field, rivals, challengers •  In this business you have to stay one step ahead of the competition.
  3. contest, event, championship, tournament, quiz, head-to-head •  He will be banned from international competitions for four years.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace
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'competition' in Other Languages

  • British English: competition Competition is a situation in which two or more people or groups are trying to get something which not everyone can have.There's been a lot of competition for the title.ˌkɒmpɪˈtɪʃən NOUNcontention
  • Arabic: مُنَافَسَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: competição
  • Chinese: 竞争
  • Croatian: natjecanje
  • Czech: soupeření
  • Danish: konkurrence
  • Dutch: competitie
  • European Spanish: competencia
  • Finnish: kilpailu
  • French: concours
  • German: Wettbewerb
  • Greek: ανταγωνισμός
  • Italian: gara
  • Japanese: 競争
  • Korean: 경쟁
  • Norwegian: konkurranse
  • Polish: konkurencja
  • Portuguese: competição
  • Romanian: competiție competiții
  • Russian: соревнование
  • Spanish: competencia
  • Swedish: tävling
  • Thai: การแข่งขัน
  • Turkish: yarışma
  • Ukrainian: конкуренція
  • Vietnamese: sự cạnh tranh
  • British English: competition A competition is an event in which many people take part in order to find out who is best at a particular activity. NOUN...a surfing competition.event
  • Brazilian Portuguese: competição
  • Chinese: 竞赛竞競赛
  • European Spanish: competición
  • French: compétition
  • German: Wettbewerb
  • Italian: gara
  • Japanese: コンクール
  • Korean: 시합
  • Portuguese: competição
  • Spanish: competición


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