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emulous

[ em-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈɛm yə ləs /
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adjective
desirous of equaling or excelling; filled with emulation: boys emulous of their fathers.
arising from or of the nature of emulation, as actions or attitudes.
Obsolete. jealous; envious.
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Origin of emulous

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin aemulus “vying with”; see -ulous

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British Dictionary definitions for emulous

emulous
/ (ˈɛmjʊləs) /

adjective
desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive
characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation
archaic envious or jealous

Derived forms of emulous

emulously, adverbemulousness, noun

Word Origin for emulous

C14: from Latin aemulus rivalling; see emulate
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