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  • adjective Not competitive; not liking or inclined to compete.

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  • adjective That does not involve competition; not competitive

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  • adjective not inclined to compete


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  • In a few short months, this new crew have defaulted to every reflex that has made Britain uncompetitive before and since the Iron Lady occupied No. 10 Downing Street.

    No Heirs 2010

  • But making Chinese labor uncompetitive is not one of them.

    Matthew Yglesias » The World Is Flat 2007

  • A "closed society" of this type unfortunately tends to sustain uncompetitive industries and often fails to explore ways of concentrating efforts in other areas where a competitive advantage can be secured.

    Business in a Fast-Changing World 1979

  • Indeed, 100% market share does not define a monopoly if it cannot be defended, and indeed, having a 100% market share isn't illegal as long as you don't use it in uncompetitive ways, like bundling a product into your monopoly product to win market share, or providing different pricing to OEMs based on how much they cooperate with you in maintaining your monopoly (e.g. charging OEMs for Windows regardless of whether the PC had a different OS installed).

    Bundling II, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • He points out that while the appreciation of the Euro has hurt our manufacturing exports, our service exports have soared despite the Euro and so-called uncompetitive wages.

    Notes On The Front 2009

  • How can the most inclusive education system in the world be called uncompetitive?

    WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook 2009

  • The underlying problems facing the auto industry, namely uncompetitive wages, high overhead costs and burgeoning retirement benefits, still exist.

    The Roanoke Times: Home page 2009

  • This is especially true of open races that I've labelled uncompetitive, since really no one can call an open Governor's race uncompetitive this early. 2008

  • As the holiday season approaches, there are a million UAW pensioners living in fear right now because pontificating, sanctimonious, disingenuous creeps like Richard Shelby are on TV preaching that they must give up the retirement funds they spent a lifetime contributing to because they make Detroit "uncompetitive" with Japanese automakers in his state.

    Jane Hamsher: Heckuva Bailout: Citi and AIG Will Still Pay Hundreds Of Millions In Sports Sponsorship 2008

  • Then came Mrs. T's revolution, which delivered the coup de grace to heavy manufacturing after decades of free trade mania and dirigiste trade unions had resulted in us becoming 'uncompetitive', a sin apparently on a par with barratry and fratricide.

    Whae's Like Us ? Laban 2005


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