- The definition of envious is showing desire for what others have.
A woman who is jealous of the fancy clothes of her friends is an example of someone who is envious.
This child is envious of her friends school lunch.
- characterized by envy; feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
Origin of enviousMiddle English ; from Old French envieus ; from Classical Latin invidiosus ; from invidia, envy
(comparative more envious, superlative most envious)