envious

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adjective en·vi·ous \ˈen-vē-əs\

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

enviously

adverb

enviousness

noun

Examples of envious in a sentence

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

13th Century

First Known Use of envious

13th century


ENVIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

envious

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adjective en·vi·ous \ˈen-vē-əs\

Definition of envious for English Language Learners

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


ENVIOUS Defined for Kids

envious

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adjective en·vi·ous \ˈen-vē-əs\

Definition of envious for Students

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

enviously

adverb


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