big, bitter, fierce, great, heated, intense

the bitter rivalry that existed between them

ancient, long-standing, old, traditional
international, local, regional
internal, inter-service (esp. AmE)
ethnic, personal, political, professional, religious

Bitter ethnic rivalries within the region have grown in recent years.

rivalry among, rivalry between

the increasing rivalry among competitors in the industry

rivalry between the army and the police

rivalry for

rivalry for the party leadership

rivalry in

the fiercest rivalry in professional sports

rivalry over

rivalry over who is to head the delegation

rivalry with

rivalry with foreign companies

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