Definitions for enviousˈɛn vi əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•vi•ousˈɛn vi əs(adj.)

  1. full of, feeling, or expressing envy.

  2. Archaic. emulous. enviable.

Origin of envious:

1250–1300; ME < AF; OF envieus < L invidiōsusinvidious


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. envious(adjective)ˈɛn vi əs

    feeling strongly that you want what sb else has

    envious of her success; You're going on vacation? I'm so envious.; He looked enviously at his brother's dessert.


  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

Translations for envious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


feeling or showing envy

I'm envious of her talents.

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