envious definition

  • adjective:
    • Feeling, revealing, or characterized by jealousy: "occasionally he regarded the wounded troops in an envious means.... He desired he, also, had a wound, a red badge of nerve” ( Stephen Crane). See Synonyms at envious.
    • Archaic desperate to imitate; emulous.
    • experiencing or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the quality or good fortune of some other; maliciously grudging
    • extremely cautious; careful.
    • Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
    • Inspiring envy.
    • Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
    • experiencing or exhibiting jealousy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, jealousy; -- stated of you, personality, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the superiority or chance of another; maliciously grudging; -- accompanied by of, at, and against
    • Inspiring envy.
    • exceptionally mindful; cautious.
    • experience, expressing, or described as envy: "occasionally he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious method.... He desired he, also, had a wound, a red badge of nerve” ( Stephen Crane). See Synonyms at envious.
    • Archaic wanting to imitate; emulous.
    • experiencing or exhibiting jealousy; jealously desiring the superiority or fortune of some other; maliciously grudging
    • overly careful; cautious.
    • Malignant; naughty; spiteful.
    • showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's benefits
    • Inspiring envy.
    • Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
    • experiencing or displaying jealousy; actuated or directed by, or continuing from, envy; -- stated of you, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the quality or chance of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed closely by of, at, and against
    • Inspiring envy.
    • Excessively mindful; careful.
    • showing severe cupidity; painfully desirous of another's benefits
    • experience, expressing, or described as envy: "sometimes he regarded the wounded troops in an envious means.... He wished which he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage” ( Stephen Crane). See Synonyms at envious.
    • Archaic wanting to imitate; emulous.
    • experiencing or exhibiting jealousy; jealously desiring the excellence or fortune of another; maliciously grudging
    • Excessively mindful; careful.
    • Malignant; naughty; spiteful.
    • Inspiring envy.
    • Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
    • experiencing or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or continuing from, envy; -- said of you, personality, experience, act, etc.; jealously pained by the superiority or good fortune of some other; maliciously grudging; -- followed closely by of, at, and against
    • Inspiring jealousy.
    • Excessively cautious; careful.
    • showing severe cupidity; painfully desirous of some other's advantages
  • others:
    • Feeling or disposed to feel envy.
    • Tinctured with jealousy; manifesting or articulating envy: since, an envious personality; an envious attack; an envious tongue.
    • Calculated to encourage envy; enviable.
    • Jealous; watchful; extremely mindful.
    • Synonyms See invidious.
    • Feeling or disposed to feel jealousy.
    • Tinctured with jealousy; manifesting or articulating jealousy: since, an envious disposition; an envious attack; an envious tongue.
    • Calculated to inspire jealousy; enviable.
    • Jealous; watchful; extremely cautious.
    • Synonyms See invidious.
    • experiencing or disposed to feel jealousy.
    • Tinctured with jealousy; manifesting or articulating envy: as, an envious personality; an envious assault; an envious tongue.
    • Calculated to motivate jealousy; enviable.
    • envious; watchful; extremely careful.
    • Synonyms See invidious.

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