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characterized by rivalry; competitive:
the rivalrous aspect of their friendship.


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  • Rivalry

    noun, plural rivalries. 1. the action, position, or relation of a rival or rivals; competition: rivalry between Yale and Harvard. 2. an instance of this. noun (pl) -ries 1. the act of rivalling; competition 2. the state of being a rival or rivals rivalry ri·val·ry (rī’vəl-rē) n. The state or condition of competition or antagonism.

  • Rivals

    noun 1. a person who is competing for the same object or goal as another, or who tries to equal or outdo another; competitor. 2. a person or thing that is in a position to dispute another’s preeminence or superiority: a stadium without a rival. 3. Obsolete. a companion in duty. adjective 4. competing or […]

  • Rive

    verb (used with object), rived, rived or riven, riving. 1. to tear or rend apart: to rive meat from a bone. 2. to separate by striking; split; cleave. 3. to rend, harrow, or distress (the feelings, heart, etc.). 4. to split (wood) radially from a log. verb (used without object), rived, rived or riven, riving. […]

  • Rive gauche

    phrase left bank, left side of a waterway when facing downstream, esp. south of the Seine, an area of having a distinctive intellectual culture Word Origin French

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