ul·​tra·​com·​pet·​i·​tive ˌəl-trə-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv How to pronounce ultracompetitive (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily competitive : supercompetitive
ultracompetitive siblings
an ultracompetitive profession/market
ultracompetitive prices

Examples of ultracompetitive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dan Handy, an economic data analyst for Zillow, said there’s no sign yet that there will be a big enough wave of sellers listing their homes this spring to ease the ultracompetitive market across the nation. Dallas News, 29 Mar. 2022 For Harvard, admissions is ultracompetitive. Robert Barnes, Nick Anderson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Jan. 2022 Pat Riley, who has already been acting as an unofficial assistant coach from his position at the announcers’ table, is invited to do the job for real, and his pugnacious, ultracompetitive attitude proves the perfect complement for Westhead’s more reserved tactical intelligence. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 18 Apr. 2022 Thomas will be the core of what should be another ultracompetitive Lake Forest team next season. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, 5 Mar. 2022 The move—coupled with a bold counterpunch by the rival San Francisco Giants—sets up the possibility of a frenzied race down the stretch in the ultracompetitive National League West. Jared Diamond, WSJ, 30 July 2021 The 33-year-old run specialist had smashed the event record in claiming the previous year’s title and had shown no sign of falling off since then, winning the ultracompetitive Challenge Roth triathlon in July with one of the fastest women’s iron-distance times in history. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 4 Jan. 2021 Jackie Venson didn’t pick up the guitar until her last year at Berklee College of Music, by then disillusioned with the ultracompetitive spirit of the school. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2020 While transforming the historically porous Dallas into the league’s sixth-best defensive efficiency rating, Mavericks defensive coordinator Sean Sweeney tapped into Doncic’s ultracompetitive nature. Dallas News, 25 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultracompetitive was in 1843

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“Ultracompetitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracompetitive. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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