sibling rivalry


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

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Recent Examples on the Web In December, the pair both opened up about the status of their sisterly relationship and sibling rivalry at the People's Choice Awards. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2023

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“Sibling rivalry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Medical Definition

sibling rivalry

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