- rivalry, opposition, struggle, contest, contention, strife, emulation, one-upmanship (informal) •
There's been some fierce competition for the title.
- opposition, field, rivals, challengers •
In this business you have to stay one step ahead of the competition.
- contest, event, championship, tournament, quiz, head-to-head •
He will be banned from international competitions for four years.
Ovid – The Art of LoveA horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace
'competition' in Other Languages
- British English: competition /ˌkɒmpɪˈtɪʃən/ NOUN
contention 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.
- 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 NOUN
event A competition is an event in which many people take part in order to find out who is best at a particular activity....a surfing competition.
Definition of competition from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of competing; rivalry
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