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

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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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