Definition of rivalry in English:

rivalry

noun

  • Competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.

    ‘commercial rivalry’
    ‘intercity rivalries’
    • ‘Venice, always in rivalry with the papal city, often presented itself as the new Rome.’
    • ‘Did the normal business competition and healthy professional rivalry they cultivated really amount to a war?’
    • ‘Smith doesn't try to control his athletes' rivalry or ensure that it stays healthy off of the track.’
    • ‘Intense domestic rivalry was also found to be important in spurring the industry to innovate and upgrade.’
    • ‘Her quiet words and calm demeanor reminded him more of their time as friends then this rivalry they now had going on.’
    • ‘In some towns the opposition between the two camps runs deep, but in this region rivalry appears to be more muted.’
    • ‘Their rivalry had been one of friendly competition and challenging each other to go to the extreme.’
    • ‘Therefore, US-Japanese economic rivalry for the Chinese market is likely to intensify.’
    • ‘The aftermath of the Cold War produced renewed interservice rivalry over allocation of roles, missions, and budgetary shares.’
    • ‘As we got older, our rivalry went from just being competitive to becoming extremely violent.’
    • ‘Finding a new platform to express their long-standing rivalry, both Britain and France opted out of judging for medals.’
    • ‘Greater rivalry in imperfectly competitive markets can be expected to encourage firms to operate more efficiently.’
    • ‘Are India and China, the world's newest great powers, condemned to inevitable rivalry?’
    • ‘I felt that I had witnessed some type of argument, sibling rivalry, and battle of wits all rolled into a few bizarre minutes.’
    • ‘There have been hundreds of new viruses released, the majority the result of a display of rivalry between two virus writers.’
    • ‘The rivalry is great - to be sure to get a place in the orchestra, the young musician has to win one of the prizes.’
    • ‘The success of these talks is important for both countries and hence is likely to mitigate their military rivalry.’
    • ‘Our rivalry, sadly, was probably a large contributor to the demise of New Hack City, a project that both of us were passionate about.’
    • ‘We didn't have any kind of sibling rivalry or jealousy or anything else that normal siblings do.’
    • ‘In the arithmetic of superpower rivalry during the Cold War people tended to be forgotten, the reality buried under rhetoric.’
    competitiveness, competition, contention, vying
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Pronunciation

rivalry

/ˈraɪvəlri//ˈrīvəlrē/