hypercompetitive

adjective hy·per·com·pet·i·tive \ ˌhī-pər-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv \
variants: or hyper-competitive

Definition of hypercompetitive

: extremely or excessively competitive
  • hypercompetitive athletes
  • learning to adapt quickly in a hypercompetitive industry
  • … eliminates customers' deep fear that their siblings, neighbors or hyper-competitive co-workers might score sweeter deals on the same vehicles.
  • —James Bennet

hypercompetitiveness

or hyper-competitiveness noun
    • The latest work offers a counterpoint to the familiar face of nature, that of animal brutality, hypercompetitiveness, selfishness and deceit.
    • —Natalie Angier

First Known Use of hypercompetitive

1914

in the meaning defined above

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