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

1805–15; rivalr(y) + -ous

rivalrousness, noun
unrivalrous, adjective
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rivalry (ˈraɪvəlrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  the act of rivalling; competition
2.  the state of being a rival or rivals

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Example sentences
All of these goods are rivalrous and excludable, on the private market.
It's rivalrous: if a doctor is busy taking care of my cancer, he's not taking care of yours.
Getting the country's rivalrous regions to co-operate in the venture was a feat in itself.
Throughout the day the storms become worse and the rivalrous race becomes more intense.
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