Emulous Definition

ĕmyə-ləs
adjective
Desirous of equaling or surpassing.
Webster's New World
Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
American Heritage
Characterized or caused by emulation.
Webster's New World
Jealous; envious.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Emulous

  • 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

  • From Latin aemulus aim- in Indo-European roots

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

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