uncompetitive

adjective un·com·pet·i·tive \ ˌən-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv \
Updated on: 4 May 2018

Definition of uncompetitive

: not competitive : unable to compete
  • The only real alternative would be to protect those uncompetitive industries against foreign competition.
  • Business Week
  • Greene took his latest Courageous to Australia for the current race, but he says he withdrew it when it proved uncompetitive against other boats backed by fatter treasuries.
  • —John Rousmaniere

uncompetitiveness

noun

Examples of uncompetitive in a Sentence

  1. As long as the school system keeps offering uncompetitive wages, people looking for jobs will apply elsewhere.

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First Known Use of uncompetitive

1885

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UNCOMPETITIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of uncompetitive for English Language Learners

  • : not good enough to compete successfully with others : not competitive


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