rivalrous

[ rahy-vuh l-ruh s ]
/ ˈraɪ vəl rəs /

adjective

characterized by rivalry; competitive: the rivalrous aspect of their friendship.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. ritz combination principle,
  2. ritzy,
  3. riv.,
  4. rivage,
  5. rival,
  6. rivalry,
  7. rivals, the,
  8. rive,
  9. rivel,
  10. riven

Origin of rivalrous

First recorded in 1805–15; rivalr(y) + -ous

Related formsri·val·rous·ness, nounun·ri·val·rous, adjective

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Word Origin and History for rivalrous

rivalrous

adj.

1812; see rivalry + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper