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competitive is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of competitive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it's a very competitive arena and do you …”

meanings of competitive


  1. Inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it.
  2. Of or pertaining to competition Antonym: cooperative.
  3. Capable of competing successfully.
  4. Inclined to compete.
  5. Cheap, especially used of quality products.

competitive frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word competitive occurs in english on average 15.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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