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

  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

How to pronounce envious?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say envious in sign language?

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

    An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.

  2. RJ Intindola:

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

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of envious

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