envious

Meaning

Adjective

  • Feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging
  • Excessively careful; cautious.
  • Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
  • Inspiring envy.

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Origin (beta)

  • From Middle English envious, from Anglo-Norman envious, from Old French envieus, envious (modern French envieux), from Latin invidiōsus; more at envy. invidious, borrowed directly from Latin. Displaced native Old English æfestiġ.

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