competitive

If you're competitive, you want to be the best. No one likes to lose, but if you are a competitive person, it will be especially disappointing to see someone else win.

People who are competitive like to compete — to find out who knows the most, runs the fastest, can eat the most hot dogs, and so on. Some people are competitive about everything. You'll know them by their constant comparing themselves to others and trying to find out what others have and do — in order to be sure they are still "ahead." Competitive can describe any contest, like a competitive sandcastle-building event.

Definitions of competitive
  1. adjective
    involving competition or competitiveness
    competitive games”
    “to improve one's competitive position”
    synonyms: competitory
    agonistic, agonistical, combative
    striving to overcome in argument
    emulous, rivalrous
    eager to surpass others
    matched
    provided with a worthy adversary or competitor
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    Antonyms:
    noncompetitive
    not involving competition or competitiveness
    accommodative, cooperative
    willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
    monopolistic
    having exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant
    uncompetitive
    not inclined to compete
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  2. adjective
    subscribing to capitalistic competition
    synonyms: free-enterprise, private-enterprise
    capitalist, capitalistic
    favoring or practicing capitalism
  3. adjective
    showing a fighting disposition
    “highly competitive sales representative”
    synonyms: militant
    aggressive
    having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
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