What does the word envious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Enviously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Cherishing envy; characterized by envy.

Usage examples for envious

  1. Stephanie was so bursting with love that she could not contain herself any longer, and she said: " I'm envious of what Your Excellency is doing for that glorious knight, Tirant. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. The animating thought could be so much the better individualized in the case of Edom, as its natural relation to Israel was one of special nearness, and its hatred specially deep; and as, moreover, it at all times considered itself the rival of Israel, of whose advantages it was envious. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  3. They are selfish, and envious, and get angry, care for nobody in the world but themselves, and are not at all particular about telling the truth. – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
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