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envious

[ en-vee-uhs ]
/ ˈɛn vi əs /
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adjective
full of, feeling, or expressing envy: envious of a person's success; an envious attack.
Archaic.
  1. emulous.
  2. enviable.
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Origin of envious

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French; Old French envieus<Latin invidiōsusinvidious

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH envious

enviable, envious , jealous
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British Dictionary definitions for envious

envious
/ (ˈɛnvɪəs) /

adjective
feeling, showing, or resulting from envy

Derived forms of envious

enviously, adverbenviousness, noun

Word Origin for envious

C13: from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin invidiōsus full of envy, invidious; see envy
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