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competitive

[kuh m-pet-i-tiv]
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adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition: competitive sports; a competitive examination.
  2. well suited for competition; having a feature that makes for successful competition: a competitive price.
  3. having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.
  4. useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage: He was careful not to divulge competitive information about his invention.
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Origin of competitive

1820–30; < Latin competīt(us) (past participle of competere; see competition) + -ive
Related formscom·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbcom·pet·i·tive·ness, nounan·ti·com·pet·i·tive, adjectivean·ti·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverban·ti·com·pet·i·tive·ness, nounnon·com·pet·i·tive, adjectivenon·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbnon·com·pet·i·tive·ness, nouno·ver·com·pet·i·tive, adjectiveo·ver·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·com·pet·i·tive·ness, nounpseu·do·com·pet·i·tive, adjectivepseu·do·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbqua·si-com·pet·i·tive, adjectivequa·si-com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbsu·per·com·pet·i·tive, adjectiveun·com·pet·i·tive, adjectiveun·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbun·com·pet·i·tive·ness, noun
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  • Hence too the quiet industry and the uncompetitive patience of these Early Flemish painters.

    A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools

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British Dictionary definitions for uncompetitive

uncompetitive

adjective
  1. not able or willing to compete
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competitive

adjective
  1. involving or determined by rivalrycompetitive sports
  2. sufficiently low in price or high in quality to be successful against commercial rivals
  3. relating to or characterized by an urge to competea competitive personality
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Derived Formscompetitively, adverbcompetitiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncompetitive

competitive

adj.

1826, from Latin competit-, past participle stem of competere (see compete) + -ive. Related: Competitively; competitiveness.

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