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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

But we're born as children and we look at the world with open eyes... And we don't judge and we don't betray. We're not jealous. We're not envious. We're not even weary, which is a danger also as kids. They have to learn a certain amount of awareness.
Colin Farrell

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

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

Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty.
Penn Jillette

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
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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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