Rival vs Rivaless - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between rival and rivaless

is that rival is (obsolete) one having a common right or privilege with another; a partner while rivaless is (obsolete) a female rival.

As nouns the difference between rival and rivaless

is that rival is a competitor (person, team, company, etc) with the same goal as another, or striving to attain the same thing defeating a rival may be a primary or necessary goal of a competitor while rivaless is (obsolete) a female rival.

As an adjective rival

is having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.

As a verb rival

is to oppose or compete with.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

rival

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A competitor (person, team, company, etc.) with the same goal as another, or striving to attain the same thing. Defeating a rival may be a primary or necessary goal of a competitor.
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  • Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.
  • (obsolete) One having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, / The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.

    Derived terms

    * rivalry * archrival

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.
  • rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions
  • * Macaulay
  • The strenuous conflicts and alternate victories of two rival confederacies of statesmen.

    Verb

  • To oppose or compete with.
  • to rival somebody in love
  • To be equal to or to surpass another.
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  • To strive to equal or excel; to emulate.
  • * Dryden
  • to rival thunder in its rapid course

    Anagrams

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    rivaless

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (obsolete) A female rival.
  • (Richardson)
    (Webster 1913)