Definitions for enviousˈɛn vi əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetous, envious, jealous(adj)

    showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

    "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"

Wiktionary

  1. envious(Adjective)

    Feeling or exhibiting envy; desire of excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging

  2. envious(Adjective)

    Excessively careful; cautious

  3. envious(Adjective)

    Malignant; mischievous; spiteful

  4. Origin: envieus, more at envy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Envious(adj)

    malignant; mischievous; spiteful

  2. Envious(adj)

    feeling or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed by of, at, and against; as, an envious man, disposition, attack; envious tongues

  3. Envious(adj)

    inspiring envy

  4. Envious(adj)

    excessively careful; cautious

  5. Origin: [OF. envios, F. envieux, fr. L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Invidious.]

Anagrams for envious »

  1. niveous, veinous

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God":

    An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.

  2. Plutarch:

    It is the usual consolation of the envious, if they cannot maintain their superiority, to represent those by whom they are surpassed as inferior to some one else.

  3. Pindar:

    Very distasteful is excessive fame To the sour palate of the envious mind, Who hears with grief his neighbours good by name, And hates the fortune that he ne?er shall find.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    You mustn't get dismayed or disturbed by envious people around you, but rather be happy that you're envied. It's better to be envied than to be ignored. In my view, you must be doing well if you're envied, because nobody ever envies a loser.

  5. Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

    Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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