rivalrous

[rahy-vuh l-ruh s]

adjective

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

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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Related Words for rivalrous

aspiring, competitive

Word Origin and History for rivalrous
adj.

1812; see rivalry + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper