What does envious mean?

Definitions for envious
ˈɛn vi əsen·vi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetous, envious, jealousadjective

    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. enviousadjective

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

    Etymology: envieus, more at envy.

  2. enviousadjective

    Excessively careful; cautious

    Etymology: envieus, more at envy.

  3. enviousadjective

    Malignant; mischievous; spiteful

    Etymology: envieus, more at envy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enviousadjective

    malignant; mischievous; spiteful

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

  2. Enviousadjective

    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. Enviousadjective

    inspiring envy

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

  4. Enviousadjective

    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. Reed Hastings:

    These are amazing, large, well-funded companies with very significant efforts, they are going to do some great shows. I'm going to be envious. They're going to come up with some great ideas. We're going to want to borrow those.

  2. Beth Kindig:

    I think that probably a lot of CEOs are envious of his position, his product did so well, it broke.

  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. 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.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    Everybody loves and desires success, but they dislike and are envious of successful people.

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