sibling rivalry


: competition between brothers and sisters
There was barely any sibling rivalry in our family.

Examples of sibling rivalry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe a bit of sibling rivalry fueled Bobby’s latest success? Kels Dayton, Hartford Courant, 30 May 2024 Stockmann’s brother, Peter (Imperioli), is the town’s mayor and chairman of the board of the baths, so a political and intellectual conflict also plays out across a sibling rivalry. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 23 Feb. 2024 Over the years, sibling rivalry developed into serious tensions. Anita Gates, New York Times, 26 May 2024 Raised by their ex-wrestler father (Holt McCallany), the Von Erichs find success in the ring while navigating a series of tragic losses outside it in director Sean Durkin's touching story of Americana mixed with sibling rivalry, parental pressure and brutal despair. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 A little controversy may also have helped Guram Gvasalia, whose Vetements collection, ninth on the list, seemed mostly about sibling rivalry (the Marcia Cross cameo might’ve given Vetements a boost too). Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 8 Mar. 2024 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill's sibling rivalry has made headlines for years, and details of the sisters' dynamic continue to garner attention. Liz McNeil, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2024 The compelling story of sibling rivalry, loyalty and greed is set against the backdrop of Iceland’s booming tourist industry. Annika Pham, Variety, 26 Jan. 2024 Tyler berates his sister in a way that goes beyond sibling rivalry or ribbing. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 20 Jan. 2024

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“Sibling rivalry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sibling rivalry

: competition between siblings especially for the attention, affection, and approval of their parents
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