Origin of envious
Examples from the Web for envious
She sends a miniature of her own image to the court, envious that it will enjoy a proximity she will never attain.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what if they also know that making us happy or sad or angry or envious would make us more likely to want what they have?
She does not shy from a fight, and she has a flair for political theater to make Ted Cruz envious.
A keen sailor, I was envious of the crew on board having the chance to sail on these stunning, shimmering blue waters.
Prior to the Zrće tourism boom, Pag residents described Novalja as a “small village” envious of Pag Town to the south.Party on in Pag: The Controversy on Croatia’s Hottest Island|Kristin Vukovic|August 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lascelles, the silent spy of the archbishop, devoured with envious eyes Throckmorton's great back and golden beard.Privy Seal|Ford Madox Ford
His glance, long and greedy, betrayed how envious of me he was.The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
If they did, their desire would be for virtue, and the envious feeling would not exist.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
He tells the envious that the fame of Poets is immortal, and that theirs is not a life devoted to idleness.
My lovers love not me but my possessions, My friends are envious of my delights.Virginia, A Tragedy|Marion Forster Gilmore
British Dictionary definitions for envious
Word Origin for envious
Word Origin and History for envious
c.1300, from Anglo-French envious, Old French envieus (13c.), earlier envidius (12c., Modern French envieux), from Latin invidiosus "full of envy" (source of Spanish envidioso, Italian invidioso, Portuguese invejoso), from invidia (see envy). Related: Enviously; enviousness.