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.

'competition' in Other Languages

  • British English: competitionPronunciation for 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: مُنَافَسَةPronunciation for مُنَافَسَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: competiçãoPronunciation for competição
  • Chinese: 竞争Pronunciation for 竞争
  • Croatian: natjecanjePronunciation for natjecanje
  • Czech: soupeřeníPronunciation for soupeření
  • Danish: konkurrencePronunciation for konkurrence
  • Dutch: competitiePronunciation for competitie
  • European Spanish: competenciaPronunciation for competencia
  • Finnish: kilpailuPronunciation for kilpailu
  • French: concoursPronunciation for concours
  • German: WettbewerbPronunciation for Wettbewerb
  • Greek: ανταγωνισμόςPronunciation for ανταγωνισμός
  • Italian: garaPronunciation for gara
  • Japanese: 競争Pronunciation for 競争
  • Korean: 경쟁Pronunciation for 경쟁
  • Norwegian: konkurransePronunciation for konkurranse
  • Polish: konkurencjaPronunciation for konkurencja
  • Portuguese: competiçãoPronunciation for competição
  • Romanian: competiție competiții
  • Russian: соревнованиеPronunciation for соревнование
  • Spanish: competenciaPronunciation for competencia
  • Swedish: tävlingPronunciation for tävling
  • Thai: การแข่งขันPronunciation for การแข่งขัน
  • Turkish: yarışmaPronunciation for yarışma
  • Ukrainian: конкуренція
  • Vietnamese: sự cạnh tranhPronunciation for 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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