Definition of envious in English:


Line breaks: en¦vi|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈɛnvɪəs




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  • On the fifth day of consuming it by the bucketful, my skin has turned a subtle dusky shade, close on the color scale to that enviously smooth olive complexion of many Italians.
  • As the days progressed, students looked enviously at the empty staff parking lots while they fumed in line, or cruised the designated student lots hoping for parking spots.
  • I watch enviously as someone prepares a cocktail from the most unpromising ingredients.


Middle English: from Old French envieus, from envie 'envy', on the pattern of Latin invidiosus 'invidious'.

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