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vying definitions

Merriam Webster's

present part of vie

Oxford Reference Dictionary

pres. part. of VIE.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vie Vie, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vied; p. pr. & vb. n. Vying.] [OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf. Invite, Envie.] 1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie. [Obs.] 2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family. --Addison. While Waterloo with Cann[ae]'s carnage vies. --Byron.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vying Vy"ing, a. & n. from Vie. -- Vy"ing*ly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Vying is the present participle of vie.

Moby Thesaurus

antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, clashing, collision, competing, competition, competitive, conflict, contrariety, contrariness, cross-purposes, cutthroat, cutthroat competition, disaccord, dissension, emulation, emulous, enmity, fractiousness, friction, gamesmanship, hostility, in competition, in rivalry, inimicalness, jockeying, lifemanship, negativeness, noncooperation, obstinacy, one-upmanship, oppugnancy, perverseness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, repugnance, rival, rivaling, rivalry, uncooperativeness



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