one upmanship

one upmanship
Synonyms and related words:
Italian hand, accomplishment, acuteness, art, artfulness, artifice, ascendancy, astuteness, cageyness, callidity, canniness, cleverness, competition, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, cutthroat competition, deanship, emulation, excellence, favor, fine Italian hand, finesse, foxiness, gamesmanship, greatness, guile, incomparability, ingeniousness, inimitability, insidiousness, inventiveness, jockeying, lead, lifemanship, majority, precedence, predominance, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, prerogative, prestige, priority, privilege, readiness, resourcefulness, right-of-way, rivalry, satanic cunning, seniority, sharpness, shiftiness, shrewdness, skill, slipperiness, slyness, sneakiness, sophistry, stealth, stealthiness, subtilty, subtleness, subtlety, success, superiority, suppleness, transcendence, transcendency, trickiness, virtuosity, vying, wariness, wiles, wiliness, wit

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  • One-upmanship — is the art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor. The term originated as the title of a book by Stephen Potter, published in 1952[1] as a follow up to The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship (or the Art of Winning Games without… …   Wikipedia

  • one-upmanship — n. The attitude or practice of trying to keep one step ahead of a friend or competitor; vigorous competitiveness. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • one-upmanship — [wun up′mən ship΄] n. [ ONE UP + (GAMES)MANSHIP] Informal the practice of, or skill in, seizing an advantage or gaining superiority over others …   English World dictionary

  • one-upmanship — ► NOUN informal ▪ the technique of gaining an advantage or feeling of superiority over someone else …   English terms dictionary

  • one-upmanship — {v.}, {informal} Always keeping ahead of others; trying to keep an advantage. * /No matter what I do, I find that Jim has already done it better. He s an expert at one upmanship./ * /Jack took the news to the principal while we were still talking …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one-upmanship — {v.}, {informal} Always keeping ahead of others; trying to keep an advantage. * /No matter what I do, I find that Jim has already done it better. He s an expert at one upmanship./ * /Jack took the news to the principal while we were still talking …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one-upmanship — v informal Always keeping ahead of others; trying to keep an advantage. No matter what I do, I find that Jim has already done it better. He s an expert at one upmanship. Jack took the news to the principal while we were still talking about it. He …   Словарь американских идиом

  • one-upmanship — [[t]wʌ̱n ʌ̱pmənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft supp N (disapproval) If you refer to someone s behaviour as one upmanship, you disapprove of them trying to make other people feel inferior in order to make themselves appear more important. It was the… …   English dictionary

  • one-upmanship — /wun up meuhn ship /, n. the art or practice of achieving, demonstrating, or assuming superiority in one s rivalry with a friend or opponent by obtaining privilege, status, status symbols, etc.: the one upmanship of getting into the president s… …   Universalium

  • one-upmanship — noun the practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑practice, ↑pattern * * * one upmanship [one upmanship] [wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp] [wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp] …   Useful english dictionary

  • one-upmanship — noun a) The art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor. They are bent on one upmanship. I think its hopeless to try to stop them. b) A succession of instances of outdoing a competitor. He always engaged in one upmanship …   Wiktionary

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