Pronunciation of Competition
/kˌɒmpətˈɪʃən/, /kˌɒmpətˈɪʃən/, /k_ˌɒ_m_p_ə_t_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n/

Synonyms for competition:

Sense 1

olympiad, singalong, fight, Corrival, Corrivalry, turkey shoot, coffee klatch, mano a mano, blind date, COMP, dinner party, slugfest, tasting, tug-of-war, one-horse race, kaffeeklatch, tournament.

Sense 2

jolly, striving, contestant, warfare, reunion, open house, free-for-all, black tie, war.

Sense 3

match, event, struggle, sport, visit, race, singsong.

Sense 4

evening, opponent, battle.

Sense 5

entry, night, strife, company.

Sense 6

get together, society, fringe.

Sense 7

scramble, function.

Sense 16


Sense 17



sweepstakes, contest.

Other synonyms and related words:

DO, strife, tug-of-war, function, event, contestant, warfare, argument, fight, battle, society, ambition, contestation, free-for-all, scramble, striving, fringe, candidacy, Corrivalry, conflict, Disceptation, opposition, dogfight, struggle, matchup, tournament, match, singalong, disputation, evening, arguing, night, sweepstakes, tilt, reunion, race, disagreement, COMP, sport, meet, war, combat, bout, grapple, opponent, duel, jolly, controversy, Corrival, tourney, emulation, company, confrontation.

Sense 1 (noun)

tug-of-war, struggle, striving, conflict, candidacy, fight, strife, combat.

Sense 2 (noun)

match, bout, race, tournament, meet, sport.

Sense 3 (noun)

free-for-all, opponent, scramble, contestant.

Sense 4 (noun)

warfare, blind date, dinner party, war, coffee klatch, evening, battle, DO, black tie, company, Corrivalry, fringe.

Sense 6 (noun)


competition (noun)

competitor, challenger, rival, contest, rivalry, contender, contention.

conflict (noun)


contest (noun)

tilt, emulation, strife, match, opposition, candidacy, contention, bout, tournament, warfare, striving, fight, tug-of-war, sport, struggle, controversy, rivalry, event, matchup, race.

discord (noun)


opposition (noun)


willingness (noun)


Usage examples for competition:

  • Competition in business- ' 'But 'ow do you make it out? - "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists", Robert Tressell.

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