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envious

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

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French envieus < Latin invidiōsus invidious
Related formsen·vi·ous·ly, adverben·vi·ous·ness, nounnon·en·vi·ous, adjectivenon·en·vi·ous·ly, adverbnon·en·vi·ous·ness, nouno·ver·en·vi·ous, adjectiveo·ver·en·vi·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·en·vi·ous·ness, nounqua·si-en·vi·ous, adjectivequa·si-en·vi·ous·ly, adverbun·en·vi·ous, adjectiveun·en·vi·ous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedenviable envious jealous

Synonyms

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1. resentful, jealous, covetous.
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Examples from the Web for unenvious

Historical Examples

  • He is sorry for those who are unfortunate, and unenvious of those who have succeeded.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • She was unenvious, because she was going to have all these things soon.

    The Job

    Sinclair Lewis

  • "There's something so stylish about you, Anne," said Diana, with unenvious admiration.

    Anne Of Green Gables

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • In all essentials her desires were as simple and unenvious as his.

    The Graftons

    Archibald Marshall

  • He feared no criticism, and was unenvious of the fame of rivals.


British Dictionary definitions for unenvious

envious

adjective
  1. feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
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Derived Formsenviously, adverbenviousness, noun

Word Origin

C13: from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin invidiōsus full of envy, invidious; see envy
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Word Origin and History for unenvious

envious

adj.

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.

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