Definition of outrival in English:



[with object]archaic
  • Surpass in competition or comparison.

    ‘they outrivalled the Spaniards in fanatical ferocity’
    • ‘He has set up a kind of personality cult, which I think now outrivals Hitler or Stalin.’
    • ‘I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.’
    • ‘The dress is sewn with a garden of silk roses, outrivalled by the natural roses in her corsage and those fallen from it.’
    • ‘But I'm so red in the face that I outrival a lobster, and the freshmen mistake my mortification for an admission of guilt.’
    • ‘Rather than being a ‘shining example of morality and good order,’ he noted, it often was the scene of ‘mad recklessness that outrivaled in lawlessness even the worst days of the early mining camps.’’
    surpass, outshine, do better than
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