- desirous of equaling or surpassing
- characterized or caused by emulation
- Obs. jealous; envious
Origin of emulousClassical Latin aemulus: see emulate
- Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
- Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
- Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.
Origin of emulousFrom Latin aemulus ; see aim- in Indo-European roots.