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 Dictionary entry overview: What does envious mean? 

ENVIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ENVIOUS has 1 sense:

1. showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

  Familiarity information: ENVIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ENVIOUS (adjective)

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Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages


covetous; envious; jealous

Context examples:

he was never covetous before he met her / jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions / envious of their art collection


desirous; wishful (having or expressing desire for something)

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