Competitory Com*pet"i*to*ry, a. Acting in competition; competing; rival. [1913 Webster]

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  • competitory — index competitive (antagonistic) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • competitory — /keuhm pet i tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. competitive. [1725 35; COMPETI(TOR) + TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • competitory — com·pet·i·to·ry …   English syllables

  • competitory — adjective involving competition or competitiveness competitive games to improve one s competitive position • Syn: ↑competitive • Ant: ↑noncompetitive (for: ↑competitive) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Competitive — Com*pet i*tive, a. Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • competitive — adj 1. rival, vying, emulative, competing, Rare. corival; striving, emulous, ambitious, aggressive, dog eat dog, cutthroat. 2. opposing, contentious, antagonistic, conflicting; combative, ready to fight, competitory …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • contentious — adj 1. quarrelsome, argumentative, disputatious, litigious, controversial; dissentious, factious, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at issue; captious, fractious, bickering, peevish, querulous; cross, testy, snappish, petulant. 2. competitive …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rival — n 1. competitor, vier, opponent, Rare. cor rival; emulator, challenger, contender, contestant, bidder, aspirant; candidate, participant, entrant; antagonist, adversary, foe, enemy, assailant; opposition, op poser, oppositionist, competition,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • agonistical — adjective striving to overcome in argument a dialectical and agonistic approach • Syn: ↑agonistic, ↑combative • Similar to: ↑competitive, ↑competitory • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • matched — adjective 1. provided with a worthy adversary or competitor (Freq. 1) matched teams • Similar to: ↑competitive, ↑competitory 2. going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities • Ant: ↑mismatched …   Useful english dictionary