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"
Feeling or exhibiting envy; desire of excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging
Excessively careful; cautious
Malignant; mischievous; spiteful
Origin: envieus, more at envy.
malignant; mischievous; spiteful
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
excessively careful; cautious
Origin: [OF. envios, F. envieux, fr. L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Invidious.]
The numerical value of envious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of envious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.
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.
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.
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.
In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth as excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised they will either openly detract from his virtues; or, if those virtues be, like a clear and shining light, eminent and distinguished, so that he cannot be safely traduced by the tongue, they will then raise a suspicion against him by a mysterious silence, as if there were something remaining to be told which overclouded even his brightest glory.
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- kade, kateellinenFinnish
- farmadachScottish Gaelic
- irigy, irigykedőHungarian
- նախանձոտ, նախանձArmenian
- nijdig, jaloersDutch
- pizmaș, invidiosRomanian
- svartsjuk, vaksam, misundsam, avundsjukSwedish
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