Synonyms of competitor
1 rivalDictionary • The bank isn't performing as well as some of its competitors.
rival • He finished two seconds ahead of his rival.
competition • In this business you have to stay one step ahead of the competition.
opposition • The team inflicted a crushing defeat on the opposition.
adversary • His political adversaries were creating trouble for him.
antagonist • He had never previously lost to his antagonist.
2 contestantDictionary • One of the oldest competitors in the race won the silver medal.
contestant • She was a former contestant in the Miss World beauty pageant.
participant • He was a reluctant participant in the proceedings.
contender • Her trainer said yesterday that she would be a strong contender for a place in the British team.
entrant • All items submitted for the competition must be the entrant's own work.
player • top chess players
opponent • Mr Kennedy's opponent in the leadership contest
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adversaryYour adversary is someone you are competing with, or arguing or fighting against.
• His political adversaries were creating trouble for him.
antagonistYour antagonist is your opponent or enemy.
• He had never previously lost to his antagonist.
• In this business you have to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Thesaurus for competitor from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person, group, team, firm, etc, that vies or competes; rival