emulous

[em-yuh-luhs]
adjective
1.
desirous of equaling or excelling; filled with emulation: boys emulous of their fathers.
2.
arising from or of the nature of emulation, as actions or attitudes.
3.
Obsolete. jealous; envious.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin aemulus vying with; see -ulous

emulously, adverb
emulousness, noun
nonemulous, adjective
nonemulously, adverb
nonemulousness, noun
unemulous, adjective
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emulous (ˈɛmjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive
2.  characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation
3.  archaic envious or jealous
 
[C14: from Latin aemulus rivalling; see emulate]
 
'emulously
 
adv
 
'emulousness
 
n

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emulous
late 14c., from L. aemulus, from aemulari (see emulation). Related: Emulously.
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In seeking military service, he was not emulous of military glory, but actuated by and abiding conviction of patriotic duty.
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