What does envious mean?

Definitions for envious
ˈɛn vi əsen·vi·ous

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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

    Etymology: envieus, more at envy.

  2. envious(Adjective)

    Excessively careful; cautious

    Etymology: envieus, more at envy.

  3. envious(Adjective)

    Malignant; mischievous; spiteful

    Etymology: envieus, more at envy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Envious(adj)

    malignant; mischievous; spiteful

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

  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

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

  3. Envious(adj)

    inspiring envy

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

  4. Envious(adj)

    excessively careful; cautious

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

Anagrams for envious »

  1. niveous, veinous

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of envious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of envious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of envious in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Anthony Trollope:

    I judge a man by his actions with men, much more than by his declarations Godwards -- When I find him to be envious, carping, spiteful, hating the successes of others, and complaining that the world has never done enough for him, I am apt to doubt whether his humility before God will atone for his want of manliness.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    As a bird with beautiful feathers is the target of hunters, so the gifted are targets of the envious.

  4. Don Marquis:

    Between the years of ninety-two and a hundred and two, however, we shall be the ribald, useless, drunken, outcast person we have always wished to be. We shall have a long white beard and long white hair; we shall not walk at all, but recline in a wheel chair and bellow for alcoholic beverages; in the winter we shall sit before the fire with our feet in a bucket of hot water, a decanter of corn whiskey near at hand, and write ribald songs against organized society; strapped to one arm of our chair will be a forty-five calibre revolver, and we shall shoot out the lights when we want to go to sleep, instead of turning them off; when we want air we shall throw a silver candlestick through the front window and be damned to it; we shall address public meetings in a vein of jocund malice. We shall but we dont wish to make any one envious of the good time that is coming to us We look forward to a disreputable, vigorous, unhonoured, and disorderly old age.

  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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