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envious

[en-vee-uh s] /ˈɛn vi əs/
adjective
1.
full of, feeling, or expressing envy:
envious of a person's success; an envious attack.
2.
Archaic.
  1. emulous.
  2. enviable.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French envieus < Latin invidiōsus invidious
Related forms
enviously, adverb
enviousness, noun
nonenvious, adjective
nonenviously, adverb
nonenviousness, noun
overenvious, adjective
overenviously, adverb
overenviousness, noun
quasi-envious, adjective
quasi-enviously, adverb
unenvious, adjective
unenviously, adverb
Can be confused
enviable, envious, jealous.
Synonyms
1. resentful, jealous, covetous.
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British Dictionary definitions for unenvious

envious

/ˈɛnvɪəs/
adjective
1.
feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
Derived Forms
enviously, adverb
enviousness, 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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