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Definition of Envious

Envious

  1. Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
  2. Feeling or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed by of, at, and against; as, an envious man, disposition, attack; envious tongues.
  3. Inspiring envy.
  4. Excessively careful; cautious.

Envious Quotations

I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction.
Roman Polanski

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Baruch Spinoza

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you're not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Horace

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
Baltasar Gracian
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Envious Translations

envious in Danish is misundelig
envious in Dutch is jaloers, ijverzuchtig, afgunstig
envious in French is envieux
envious in German is neidisch
envious in Italian is invidioso
envious in Norwegian is misunnelig
envious in Spanish is envidioso
envious in Swedish is avundsjuk

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