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1 : Excessively careful; cautious.

2 : Inspiring envy.

3 : Feeling or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed by of, at, and against; as, an envious man, disposition, attack; envious tongues.

4 : Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.

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1 : Envious

a.

Excessively careful; cautious.

2 : Envious

a.

Inspiring envy.

3 : Envious

a.

Feeling or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed by of, at, and against; as, an envious man, disposition, attack; envious tongues.

4 : Envious

a.

Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.

This word envious uses (7) total characters with white space

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This word envious uses 7 unique characters: E I N O S U V

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Adjective
      • 1.3.1 Synonyms
      • 1.3.2 Translations
    • 1.4 See also
    • 1.5 Anagrams
  • 2 Old French
    • 2.1 Alternative forms
    • 2.2 Etymology
    • 2.3 Adjective
      • 2.3.1 Descendants

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French envieus, envious (modern French envieux), from Latin invidiōsus.; more at envy. Doublet of invidious, borrowed straight from Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛnvɪəs/
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Adjective[edit]

envious (comparative more envious, superlative most envious)

  1. Feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging
    an envious man, disposition, or attack; envious tongues
    • Bible, Proverbs xxiv. 19.
      Neither be thou envious at the wicked.
    • Keble
      My soul is envious of mine eye.
  2. Excessively careful; cautious.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      No men are so envious of their health.
  3. (obsolete) Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
    • Shakespeare
      Each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch.
  4. (obsolete, poetic) Inspiring envy.
    • Spenser
      He to him leapt, and that same envious gage / Of victor's glory from him snatched away.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (excessively cautious): overcautious

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • jealous

Anagrams[edit]

  • niveous, veinous

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • enviös, envieus

Etymology[edit]

From Latin invidiōsus.

Adjective[edit]

envious m (oblique and nominative feminine singular enviouse)

  1. envious; jealous
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Mez mult part fu cruel e mult fu envious
      But [he] was very cruel and very jealous

Descendants[edit]

  • English: envious
  • French: envieux
  • Norman: envieux