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emulous

[em-yuh-luh s] /ˈɛm yə ləs/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin aemulus vying with; see -ulous
Related forms
emulously, adverb
emulousness, noun
nonemulous, adjective
nonemulously, adverb
nonemulousness, noun
unemulous, adjective
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  • In seeking military service, he was not emulous of military glory, but actuated by and abiding conviction of patriotic duty.
British Dictionary definitions for emulous

emulous

/ˈɛmjʊləs/
adjective
1.
desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive
2.
characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation
3.
(archaic) envious or jealous
Derived Forms
emulously, adverb
emulousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin aemulus rivalling; see emulate
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Word Origin and History for emulous
adj.

late 14c., from Latin aemulus, from aemulari (see emulation). Related: Emulously.

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