Definition of rivalry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪv(ə)lri/

noun (plural rivalries)

[mass noun]
Competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field: there always has been intense rivalry between the clubs [count noun]: personal and political rivalries
More example sentences
  • In the arithmetic of superpower rivalry during the Cold War people tended to be forgotten, the reality buried under rhetoric.
  • Did the normal business competition and healthy professional rivalry they cultivated really amount to a war?
  • I felt that I had witnessed some type of argument, sibling rivalry, and battle of wits all rolled into a few bizarre minutes.
competitiveness, competition, contention, vying;
opposition, conflict, struggle, strife, feuding, dissension, discord, antagonism, friction, enmity
informal keeping up with the Joneses

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