Envious

Definition of Envious

En´vi`ous
a.1.Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
Each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch.
- Shak.
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.
My soul is envious of mine eye.
- Keble.
Neither be thou envious at the wicked.
- Prov. xxiv. 19.
3.Inspiring envy.
He to him leapt, and that same envious gage
Of victor's glory from him snatched away.
- Spenser.
4.Excessively careful; cautious.
No men are so envious of their health.
- Jer. Taylor.

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