Definition of uncompetitive
: not competitive : unable to compete
Examples of uncompetitive in a Sentence
As long as the school system keeps offering uncompetitive wages, people looking for jobs will apply elsewhere.
Recent Examples of uncompetitive from the Web
Some states had a particularly high rate of uncompetitive races: —In Georgia, just 31 of the 180 state House districts featured both Republican and Democratic candidates, a nation-high uncontested rate of 83 percent.
The practice of gerrymandering has tended to make most electoral districts uncompetitive, something that encourages candidates to appeal more to the (generally more ideological) party base than to average voters.
Shoring up the old uncompetitive power plants is not the only thing at stake, though.
The fact that choosing boundaries at random made districts more competitive, according to Pegden, suggested the original map was uncompetitive on purpose.
A 2015 report prepared for the Russian government showed that ninety-five per cent of state purchases were uncompetitive, and forty per cent were made with a single supplier.
Minnesota’s high tax rates will become more uncompetitive without the federal deduction for state and local taxes.
In our current campaign finance system, people without funds are virtually uncompetitive.
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UNCOMPETITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uncompetitive for English Language Learners
: not good enough to compete successfully with others : not competitive
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