Tenacious vs Competitive - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between tenacious and competitive

is that tenacious is clinging to an object or surface; adhesive while competitive is .

tenacious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
  • unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
  • holding together; cohesive
  • having a good memory; retentive
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    competitive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (economics) capable of competing successfully
  • of or pertaining to competition
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Moldova 0-5 England , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Manchester United's Tom Cleverley impressed on his first competitive start and Lampard demonstrated his continued worth at international level in a performance that was little more than a stroll once England swiftly exerted their obvious authority.}}
  • (of someone's character) inclined to compete
  • (biochemistry) inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it
  • (euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products
  • Antonyms

    * (of or pertaining to competition) cooperative

    Derived terms

    * competitively * competitiveness * competitive person * competitive advantage * competitive edge