Envious meaning

ĕnvē-əs
Feeling, expressing, or characterized by envy.
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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.

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Characterized by envy; feeling, showing, or resulting from envy.
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Feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging.

An envious man, disposition, or attack; envious tongues.

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Excessively careful; cautious.
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Origin of envious

  • From Old French envieus, envious (modern French envieux), from Vulgar Latin *enviōsus, from Latin invidiōsus.; more at envy.

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