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envious

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adjective en·vi·ous \ˈen-vē-əs\

Simple Definition of envious

  • : feeling or showing a desire to have what someone else has : feeling or showing envy

Full Definition of envious

  1. 1 :  feeling or showing envy <envious of their neighbor's new car> <envious looks>

  2. 2 archaic a :  emulous b :  enviable

en·vi·ous·ly adverb
en·vi·ous·ness noun

Examples of envious

  1. <a family that is envious of their neighbors' big house>



13th Century

First Known Use of envious

13th century


ENVIOUS Defined for Kids

envious

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adjective en·vi·ous \ˈen-vē-əs\

Definition of envious

  1. :  feeling or showing unhappiness over someone else's good fortune and a desire to have the same

en·vi·ous·ly adverb




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