Definition of uncompetitive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənkəmˈpedədiv/


1(With reference to business or commerce) not competitive: that would destroy jobs and make industry uncompetitive
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  • Many countries, including Japan, Brazil and the EU, believe that the US uses these anti-dumping measures to protect its uncompetitive domestic steel industry from foreign competition.
  • It said the T3, which is a relatively uncompetitive machine, represented competition if only because of its installed base.
  • Unless it is managed better by both parties, they predict that the new deal will render organizations uncompetitive.
1.1Characterized by a desire to avoid fair competition: uncompetitive practices
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  • It could increase competition by ending uncompetitive practices and demanding greater disclosure of information.
  • A compliance officer has since been assigned to ensure the campaign is not being unfair to traders and was devoid of any uncompetitive practices.
  • The old system for choosing the elite cadre of advocates in England and Wales was frozen in 2003 after the Office of Fair Trading branded it uncompetitive, and no QCs have been appointed since.



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  • This suggests that the mechanisms of catalytic reactions are similar for both enzymes, although mammalian AP are inhibited uncompetitively by L-Phe or L-Arg, whereas E. coli AP are not.
  • Markets were thin, there was only room for one or two players in each area, and they were free to operate uncompetitively in such a way as to drive out competition - so they dominated the available market.
  • BT has cut the cost of its wholesale Datastream product following complaints from rival operators that the dominant telco was acting uncompetitively.


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  • The real underlying uncompetitiveness of the British economy, arising from the strength of sterling, has simply been disguised by aggressive cost cutting.
  • However the 13% rise in the euro could help offset some of the price pressure, but will add to our growing uncompetitiveness, warned Mr Power.
  • And imports reflect the uncompetitiveness of much local industry, as well as expensive oil and investment-oriented purchases.

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Syllabification: un·com·pet·i·tive

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