Emulous meaning

ĕmyə-ləs
Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
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Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
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Covetous of power or honor; envious.
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Desirous of equaling or surpassing.
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Characterized or caused by emulation.
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Jealous; envious.
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Origin of emulous

  • From Latin aemulus aim- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aemulus (“striving to equal or excel, rivaling; in a bad sense, envious, jealous”), from Ancient Greek ἁμιλλάομαι (amillaomai, “strive, contend”), akin to imitari (“to imitate”); see imitate.

    From Wiktionary