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Definition of 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

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another's.
Desiderius Erasmus

Anybody that's got a problem with me is probably envious or wants to be me, and that's how I've always looked at it.
Young Jeezy

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

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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