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envious

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Adjective
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en=vi=ous
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5 in 5 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses) (in NT : 4 in 4 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

enviousa. [OF. envios, F. envieux, fr. L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Invidious.].
  •  Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Feeling or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed by of, at, and against; as, an envious man, disposition, attack; envious tongues.  [1913 Webster]
    "My soul is envious of mine eye."  [1913 Webster]
    "Neither be thou envious at the wicked."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Inspiring envy.  [1913 Webster]
    "He to him leapt, and that same envious gage
    Of victor's glory from him snatched away.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Excessively careful; cautious.  [1913 Webster]
    "No men are so envious of their health."

OXFORD DICTIONARY

envious, adj. (often foll. by of) feeling or showing envy.

Derivative
enviously adv.
Etymology
ME f. AF envious, OF envieus f. envie ENVY

THESAURUS

envious

beefing, begrudging, bellyaching, bitching, complaining, complaintful, coveting, covetous, crabbing, crabby, cranky, croaking, desirous, desirous of, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, distrustful, envying, faultfinding, grasping, greedy, green, green with envy, green with jealousy, green-eyed, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, grudging, grumbling, horn-mad, invidious, jaundice-eyed, jaundiced, jealous, longing, malcontent, malcontented, murmuring, muttering, out of humor, peevish, petulant, querulant, querulous, rebellious, resentful, restive, restless, sulky, suspicious, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied, whiny, yearning, yellow, yellow-eyed

ROGET THESAURUS

envious

Jealousy

N jealousy, jealousness, jaundiced eye, envious suspicion, suspicion, green-eyed monster, yellows, Juno, jealous, jealous as a barbary pigeon, jaundiced, yellow-eyed, envious, hornmad.

Envy

N envy, enviousness, rivalry, jalousie de milier, illwill, spite, envious, invidious, covetous, alieni appetens, base envy withers at another's joy, caeca invidia est, multa petentibus desunt multa, summa petit livor.


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